Not too sure but it seems the best fit he descriptions. It was in the conservatory near dead flies!
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Yes, it is a Sexton Beetle, genus Nicrophorus - if you want to have a go at identifying it there's a photographic key in the first edition of Beetle News, which can be downloaded from the Amateur Entomologist's Society website:
Let us know if you get stuck!
Entomologist and biological recorder
Lat/Lng: 58.1, -5.3
OS grid ref: NC0720