Witness appeal issued after man’s body found on A30

Police have urged members of the public to speak to them after a man’s body was found on a major A road in Cornwall.

Emergency service officials are currently at the scene on the A30 near Launceston after first receiving reports of the body being located on the eastbound side of the road at 5.20am today (August 14).

Devon and Cornwall Police has since confirmed that the person found has died.

A road closure has been in place on both sides of the A30 for most of the day, although Highways England said that lane one on the westbound carriageway reopened at 1.35pm.

Motorists are being advised to use alternative routes if they plan on travelling in or out of Cornwall today, although traffic on other routes has also become heavy.

Following this morning’s incident, police have issued an appeal for witnesses.

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A statement from the force said: “Emergency services were called to the A30 near Launceston at around 5.20am today following reports of the body of a man located on the eastbound carriageway.

“Very sadly, the man has been confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

“Police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of the man.

“Motorists are urged to avoid the area and to use diversions where possible and to expect significant travel disruption and delays.

“Anyone with information [about the incident] is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 142 14 August.”

The latest updates on the incident in Launceston can read on our blog here.

Cornwall Live