UPDATED: EAST COWES CEMETERY CORDONED OFF FOLLOWING BODY DISCOVERY

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A large number of police officers have descended on East Cowes and have cordoned off a cemetery this afternoon (Friday).

Emergency services, including 7 police units and resources from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, responded to the scene on Kingston Road shortly after 16:00.

A specialist search advisor from the mainland is in attendance, as are officers from Newport CID.

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It is unknown at this time if the incident is connected with a search in Cowes earlier on this afternoon.

UPDATE @ 17:22 – It has been confirmed by Hampshire Constabulary that a body has been discovered.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:

“Police are at the cemetery on Kingston Road, East Cowes, following the discovery of a man’s body.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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Golly

RIP mate! ☹️

Oliver

Does anyone know who yet

Maddie

Yes

Atrvo

who?

Jonathan Gayle

rest in peace bro sorry we never got that catch up

Vikki

Rip dan….. you plonka… ur b missed n always loved by many. Top bloke….. heart goes out to your mum…. bruv…. kids…. n all family ☹ will miss you xxxxxxx

Richard

RIP Mate

Karlo

A true Gent, I’ll bring you a beer later on tonight mate. Sleep tight.

Dylan

Poor guy

Jonathan Gayle

to the admin please may i ask that you remove the advert for the festival of the dead
of this feed i know sensitivity is something the island echo lack but have a word.

Shirley Trezise

So sad rest in peace Daniel

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