Police say 'no suspicious circumstances' in death of man in churchyard

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances after a man was found dead in a Shropshire town this morning.

St Andrew's Church yard in Shifnal. Photo: Google
St Andrew's Church yard in Shifnal. Photo: Google

Shifnal's St Andrew's Churchyard was closed off by the emergency services this morning, after the discovery of the man.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed that a man had died, but said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

He said: "Around 7.30am this morning we received a report concerned for the safety of a man in the churchyard of St Andrew’s church, Shifnal.

"We attended with West Midlands Ambulance Service and sadly a 46-year-old man from Shifnal had died.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."

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