Body found in Devon woodland sparks major police investigation

Police are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area in Devon.

The body was discovered on Bennett Road in Salcombe on Sunday 27 June.

After the discovery a huge police, fire and ambulance presence immediately moved into the holiday town, closing off Bennett Road and Cliff Road.

Little has been released about the identity of the body, but police have confirmed it is definitely not that of Patricia Allen, who disappeared in the town 46 years ago.

The body was found in wooded area in Salcombe.

A large police and fire service presence remains in the town two days after the discovery.

Bennett Road was closed off at both ends and a Special Ops tent had been put up next to the woods as a forensic team investigates.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Enquiries remain ongoing into an unexplained death after a body was found in a wooded area near Bennett Road, Salcombe, on Sunday June 27.

“A number of enquiries will be carried out in Salcombe over the coming days, and it is likely that the local community will continue to see a high level of police activity.

“We thank them for their support and if anyone has any information please email or call 101, quoting reference number 0700 of Sunday 27 June.”

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