Police appeal for witnesses after man's body found in car

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2016)

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man’s body was found on the back seat of a car in Plymouth yesterday (10th May).

A member of the public reported the discovery of the man’s body to police at around 2.10pm. A dog was also on the front seat of the car, a red Nissan Juke which was parked outside The Swallow pub at Bretonside.

Officers attended the scene and a cordon was put in place. Police are  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death, which is being treated as unexplained.

A post-mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death and whether there are any suspicious circumstances.

The deceased man’s next of kin has been informed.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw the car arrive outside the pub, saw a man in his 40s with a dog, or saw any suspicious activity in the area on Tuesday 10 May up until 2.10pm.

Anyone with any information is asked to email101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 424 of 10 May.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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