Death of man found barely conscious in Bury St Edmunds field not suspicious, police say

Police have cordoned off a playground next to West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds where a man wa

Police have cordoned off a playground next to West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds where a man was found and taken to hospital. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

Police investigating circumstances around a man found barely-conscious in a field in Bury St Edmunds have said they do not believe his death is suspicious.

Suffolk police officers were called by paramedics at 9pm on Tuesday, August 22, where a man aged in his 20s was found in a field near West Suffolk College in Out Risbygate.

He was barely-conscious when he was found, and despite the efforts of paramedics and staff at West Suffolk Hospital where he was taken, he died on Friday, August 25.

A post-mortem was carried out yesterday where his cause of death was found to be a subdural haemorrhage – blood collecting between the skull and the brain, often as a result of a head injury.

However, his death is not being treated as suspicious.

A police spokesman said: “At the present time his death is not believed to be as the result of any suspicious circumstances and a file will now be prepared for the coroner.”

Police had arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of robbery in connection with the man being found, but both were released on bail until Tuesday. September 19 while police enquiries continue.

Police said the arrests were made in relation to a theft of the man’s mobile phone, which is believed to have been stolen from his person at some point on the evening he was found but before he was admitted to hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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