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Derby: Body Found In Chimney Of Law Firm

(May 03, 2013)

Derby: Body Found In Chimney Of Law Firm

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Derby: Body Found In Chimney Of Law Firm

The body of a man, believed to be a burglar, has been found in the chimney of a law firm.

Staff at Moody & Woolley Solicitors in St Mary's Gate, Derby, called police after being alerted to the body by the smell, the Derby Telegraph reported.

Officers were sent to the building on Thursday afternoon and sealed off the area while they removed the man.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Staff at the firm told the local paper they noticed a gap in the wall in an unused part of the building about a month ago and thought it looked as if someone had tried to break in.

Julie Marson, senior partner at Moody & Woolley, told the Derby Telegraph it appeared to be an "awful" tragedy.

She said: "It's such a dreadful way for anybody to die, regardless of what the chap was trying to do."

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: "Officers are working to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.

"The death is being treated as unexplained."

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