Three bodies found near White Cliffs of Dover

Kent police confirmed the bodies of two men and a woman have been discovered at the location

Three bodies found near White Cliffs of Dover

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The bodies of two men and a woman have been found at the bottom of Langdon Cliffs in Dover, Kent Police.

Officers found the body of a male at the base of the cliffs after being contacted about a man's welfare in the area on Sunday afternoon.

The Coastguard then discovered the bodies of another man and a woman. Officers do not think their deaths are related to the death 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."