Death of man found next to Letchworth church ‘unexplained but not suspicious’, say police

Police on the scene at St Paul's Church in Letchworth.

Police on the scene at St Paul's Church in Letchworth. - Credit: Archant

The death of a man whose body was found next to a Letchworth church at the weekend is “unexplained but not suspicious”, police have said.

The man’s body was discovered near St Paul’s Church in Pixmore Way, next to the junction with Baldock Road, on Saturday morning.

Police told the Comet that they were called to the scene by the ambulance service just after 9.20am.

A force spokeswoman said today: “The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

She added that the man’s next of kin have now been informed.

The diocese confirmed to the Comet on Saturday that, sadly, a man’s body had been found near St Paul’s Church that morning.

A spokesman said: “Police and the coroner attended the scene. Rev Amanda Ferris and her churchwardens also attended and offered prayers for the deceased, his family and those nearby who were affected by the discovery.

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“The church is co-operating fully with the police and stands ready to offer pastoral support and comfort to the deceased’s relatives.

“The matter is in the hands of the authorities and the church will make no further comment.”