Children find man's body in High Pittington cave

The body of an elderly man has been discovered in a cave in County Durham.

The remains were found on Tuesday afternoon by children exploring the area in Beacon Hill, Pittington, which is popular with walkers.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said it appeared that the body had been there for "some time".

Crews from Durham fire service helped remove the body using harnesses. The man's identity and cause of death are yet to be established.

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