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churchlittenbodynewportUPDATED: Emergency services are this lunchtime attending an incident at Church Litten, Newport where a man is believed to have been found deceased on a park bench.

A cordon has been put in place while investigations are carried out to rule out any suspicious activity.

churchlittenbodynewport2Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene shortly before 12:30, as reported by Island Echo.

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Traffic is building up in the area, which is affecting Southern Vectis Routes 2, 3, 8 and 38. 

UPDATE @ 13:25 –  It has been confirmed that the incident is not being treated as suspicious. It is understood the unnamed male has died from natural causes.

A section of the park near to the Lord Louis Library remains cordoned off this afternoon.

Photographs by Island Echo’s photographer Shane Thornton

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