Pirate FM News

PHOTOS: Isles of Scilly death 'not suspicious'

PHOTOS: Isles of Scilly death 'not suspicious'

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:52pm 20th February 2018. (Updated at 4:26pm 20th February 2018)

The death of a man whose body was found on the Isles of Scilly has been ruled as 'not suspicious'.

Josh Clayton disappeared after a party on Tresco in September 2015.

The 23-year-old from Taunton worked on the island as a bar manager.

A massive air and sea search was launched, which included the coastguard, a police dive team, Cornwall Search and Rescue volunteers, a lifeboat and specialist dog teams.

His body was pulled from the water 10 days later.

Police said Josh's death wasn't suspicious but an inquest was put on hold in 2017 when new evidence came to light.

A new investigation was launched in September last year.

josh clayton 2

Police have now concluded their investigation and say that 'no suspicious activity was found and no suspects were identified'.

Detective Superintendent Steve Parker, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We have now concluded our investigation on behalf of the coroner.

"We have kept an open mind throughout the investigation.

"No suspicious activity was found and no suspects were identified.

"We have kept the family informed throughout this process and they are aware of the outcome of the report.

"The file has now been submitted to the coroner."

josh clayton 1

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall