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Human remains found in pyre

What are believed to be pieces of human bone have been found in the remains of a "funeral pyre" at a remote east Devon farm where Derek Levon, a businessman, shot himself in front of armed police, it emerged yesterday.

Detectives trying to trace 61-year-old Mr Levon's cancer-stricken wife Pauline are trying to establish whether there is any link between the remains found in the fire, and those discovered in a tin box in the boot of his car after last Friday's suicide.

The latest discovery was made as detectives searched an area of scorched earth on grazing land at West Yeo Moor Farm, near Witheridge.