Death of man found by roadside in Woolpit on New Year’s Day ‘not suspicious’

Elmswell Road was closed as police investigated the scene. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Elmswell Road was closed as police investigated the scene. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police have confirmed the death of a 91-year-old man found by the side of the road in Woolpit on New Year’s Day is not being treated as suspicious.

Elmswell Road in Woolpit was cordoned off as police investigated the scene of the unexplained death.

Elmswell Road in Woolpit was cordoned off as police investigated the scene of the unexplained death. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Officers were called at 1.50pm on Monday, January 1, to reports that the body of a man had been found at the side of Elmswell Road in Woolpit, near Bury St Edmunds.

The road was closed and a police cordon was put in place while officers investigated the scene.

Formal identification is yet to take place but police believe the man to be 91-years-old and from the local area.

A post mortem examination took place on Friday, January 5, and as a result, police say are not treating the man’s death as suspicious at this time.

A police spokeswoman said a file will be prepared for the coroner.


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Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101.

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