Man dead in pool of blood at building site

DETECTIVES last night ruled out foul play after a man’s body was found in a pool of blood at a Suffolk building site.

The police were called in after a man in his 60s was declared dead in Fir Tree Court, Mildenhall, where developers are building scores of new homes as part of the Havilland Wood development by Abbey New Homes.

The area was yesterday cordoned off and scoured by forensics officers after the discovery of the body was reported shortly before 7am.

The body of the man, who is yet to be identified, was not removed from the scene until the afternoon and a post mortem examination took place last night.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said it was possible the man had been assaulted before suffering a cardiac arrest. She said the man had suffered serious injuries.

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A police spokeswoman said officers had been looking at the possibility the man had been assaulted.

But following the post mortem examination, police announced the man died of natural causes. The spokeswoman said as a result the death is no longer being treated as unexplained.

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She said: “Following the result of the post mortem the death is no longer being treated as unexplained. The cause of death was established as natural causes.” She said it was thought the man had some kind of connection with the building site and said officers had been speaking with site management about the death.

Sgt Chris Chisnell, who was present at the scene yesterday, said he understood all the properties in the immediate vicinity of the body to be empty at the current time and that many of them were still in the process of being built.

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