Colchester: Dog walker finds body in church porch

A MAN’S body was discovered in a church porch in Essex this morning.

A man in his fifties was found at St John’s Church in St John’s Close, Colchester, at 7.30am by a dog walker.

Church administrator Anita Newbery said: “The police and ambulance were here when I arrived at 8am this morning.

“From what I understand a lady was walking her dog and saw a person in the porch on the old side of the church by the Ipswich Road sign.

“She didn’t want to approach him and spoke to a builder on site who determined the man was not alive.”

The man has not yet been named and his death is not being treated as suspicious.