Two bodies discovered in St Austell flat

Image caption The bodies of two men were found in a flat off Tregonissey Road in St Austell

The bodies of two men have been found in a Cornwall flat, sparking a police investigation.

Devon and Cornwall Police described the deaths as "unexplained".

Officers discovered the bodies of a 31-year-old-man from St Austell and a 22-year-old man, previously from Plymouth, at about 16:30 GMT on Wednesday.

The property, off Tregonissey Road, St Austell, is cordoned off and a police guard remains in place.

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The 31-year-old has been identified and his next of kin have been informed. The second man is yet to be formally identified. A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Friday.

Det Insp Marie Ward said: "This investigation is at a very early stage and inquiries continue to establish the circumstances around the deaths."

Police also said a 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of burglary. He was later released on police bail until 5 January.

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