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Body found in derelict Colchester pub

PUBLISHED: 14:49 14 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:49 14 October 2016

An Essex Police forensic van

An Essex Police forensic van

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A man has been found dead in a former pub on Berechurch Road, Colchester.

The body of a man thought to be his 50s was discovered yesterday at the former Queen’s Hotel Pub.

A spokesman from Essex Police said: “Police were contacted by the ambulance service shortly after 8.40pm on Thursday October 13 with reports a man believed to be aged in his 50s had been found dead at a former pub in Berechurch Road, Colchester.

“Officers attended and enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.”

The body has not yet been identified and the pub was empty, after being abandoned by its former owners.

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