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A decapitated body has been found in the woods off Bennett Road in Salcombe. 

The body that was found in the woods off Bennett Road in Salcombe on Sunday night was found decapitated and the head has yet to be found.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police are investigating an unexplained death after a body was found in Salcombe.

"Officers attended the scene on Bennett Road, at around 5pm, on Sunday 27 June, after receiving a call from a member of the public and a body was found in a wooded area by the police.

"The police investigation is at an early stage as enquiries continue to establish the cause of death and the identity of the body, and the community will see a heightened police presence over the coming days.

"We do appreciate the impact the cordon will have on the community and thank residents for their understanding."

Police are asking anyone with information to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 101, quoting reference number 0700 of Sunday 27 June.

We will update this story as soon as we hear more.



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