Dead body was a sand­cas­tle

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COPPERS left res­i­dents ter­ri­fied af­ter they mocked up a DEAD BODY on the beach.

Po­lice in Corn­wall cre­ated an out­line of a naked fe­male mur­der vic­tim on Per­ran­porth Beach.

The team, rep­re­sent­ing the Devon and Corn­wall Po­lice force, won first prize for their im­pres­sive sculp­ture at the Corn­wall Beach Games.

But a lo­cal coun­cil­lor hit out at the of­fi­cers’ fig­ure, which had a spade stick­ing out of its back, and com­plained that its ‘large as­sets’ were sex­u­ally stereo­typ­ing.

Labour coun­cil­lor Hanna Toms said: “I think it is in poor taste.

“It may have re­minded some peo­ple of past ex­pe­ri­ences.

“This is a coastal com­mu­nity and peo­ple will have lost loved ones in the sea.”

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