Thursday 18 January 2018

Two men and woman found dead near Dover cliffs

A woman looks out onto The English Channel from The White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, England. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
A woman looks out onto The English Channel from The White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, England. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
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The bodies of two men and a woman have been found near the cliffs of Dover.

Officers alerted to concern for the welfare of a man at Langdon Cliffs in Dover, Kent, found a body at the base of the cliffs on Sunday afternoon.

During the search, the Coastguard also discovered the bodies of a second man and woman, Kent Police said. Officers do not believe their deaths are linked to that of the first man.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 2.27pm due to concern for the welfare of a man at Langdon Cliffs, Dover.

"Officers attended and the body of a man was subsequently discovered at the bottom of the cliffs by the coastguard.

"During the search the coastguard also discovered the bodies of a second man and a woman.

"Officers do not believe their deaths are linked to that of the first man.

"Enquiries into the circumstances behind all three deaths are ongoing."

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) spokeswoman said: "At 2.30pm today, Kent Police requested assistance from the UK Coastguard at an incident in the Dover docks area.

"UK Coastguard sent Langdon Battery and Deal coastguard rescue teams, Dover RNLI lifeboat and the UK search and rescue helicopter based at Lydd."

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