Man's body found in Barnstaple woodland

Police investigations in Barnstaple
Image caption Woodland was searched after an abandoned car was found between Bideford and Barnstaple

An investigation has started in Devon after a man's body was found in woodland.

Police said an abandoned car was found in a parking area on the A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple.

A subsequent search of the nearby woods uncovered the man's body at about 06:20 BST.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it had started an investigation into the "unexplained death" and was trying to identify the man.

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