Body of man, 20, found after unexplained house fire in Cornwall

Firefighters tackling a fire that has resulted in one man going missing
Firefighters tackling the fire which resulted in one man going missing. Credit: Cornwall Fire Service

The body of a man, who was missing for days after an unexplained house fire in Cornwall, has been found at the property.

The 20-year-old had been unaccounted for after a fire broke out at a property near Torpoint on Sunday 29 August.

The police and fire service were called at 1.30pm following reports of a house fire in Deviock.

Police confirmed that the family had been informed and police enquiries were ongoing.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said at the time: "The cause of the fire is currently being treated as unexplained and a 20-year-old man is currently unaccounted for. Enquiries are ongoing in relation to this.

"Extensive fire damage has been caused to the property and the safety of the building is being assessed.

"A police cordon remains in place at this time and the road is closed while the joint investigation is ongoing. This is likely to be remain the case over the coming days."