Decomposed body found at derelict house

  • The derelict house in the Parsons Road area of Pembroke

The body of a man was found at a derelict house in Pembroke yesterday.

A police spokesman said that officers were “alerted to a foul smell” from an abandoned building in the Parsons Road area at about 8.20am.

He added: “Upon investigation they discovered the partially decomposed body of a black male.

“An on-call doctor attended the location a short time later and certified death.”

He added: “The site has been cordoned off for processing and efforts are under way to identify the deceased as well as confirm the circumstances of his death.”

The police spokesman said that identification of the man would be difficult because of the “advanced state of decomposition”.

Investigators in face masks were seen outside the house yesterday and uniformed police were also in the area.

Residents and people who work in the neighbourhood said they had detected a foul smell in the area on Tuesday.

It was thought the abandoned building has been used for shelter by homeless people for some time.