Lyme Regis death: Post-mortem under way

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 May 2010 | UPDATED: 01:12 16 June 2010

THE scene at Staples Terrace, in Anning Road, Lyme Regis, yesterday after the body of a man was found at a sheltered housing complex.

THE scene at Staples Terrace, in Anning Road, Lyme Regis, yesterday after the body of a man was found at a sheltered housing complex.

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A POST-mortem is being carried out today on the body of a man found at a sheltered housing bungalow in Lyme Regis yesterday.

A POST-mortem is being carried out today on the body of a man found at a sheltered housing bungalow in Lyme Regis yesterday.

Dorset police said they were trying to contact the next of kin and that examinations were being done at Dorset County Hospital.

Forensic teams were at Staples Terrace all day yesterday, with a police guard outside the address.

Police said they were still treating the death as 'unexplained'.

Although a major police operation appears to be under way in Lyme Regis, detectives have been careful to be as discreet as possible - to reassure residents and not to increase the fear of crime.

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