A man has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a man in West Cornwall.

Police were called to Drift Reservoir near Penzance at 4pm on Thursday (February 18) following reports that a body had been seen in the water.

The man, now formally identified as 37-year-old Edward Hinds, was confirmed deceased at the scene.

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Edward Hinds

Police said Mr Hinds was originally from the Midlands area but had been living in the Lelant area for the last few weeks.

Nigel Honey, aged 50, of no fixed abode, has now been charged with murder in connection to this incident.

Honey remains in police custody and is due before Truro Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 22).