Murder investigation launched following death of Par man
Three men and a 16-year-old youth have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Par in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called to St Marys Road, in Biscovey, following reports that a man, who has been named locally as Colin Palmer, had collapsed at 2.05am.
Officers arrived to find ambulance crews treating the 57-year-old, who was unconscious.
The Par resident was taken by ambulance to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske but was pronounced deceased shortly afterwards.
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Following police enquires at 4.05am, three local men aged 21, 19 and 18 years and a local 16-year-old boy were arrested at a property in the area on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody at Launceston and Newquay custody centres.
The area around St Marys Road and Robbins Close remains cordoned off whilst scene of crime investigators carryout a forensic examination of the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the vicinity of St Marys Road and Robbins Close between midnight and 2am or anyone who has any information regarding this incident to contact them on 101 quoting police reference 0139 170813.