Mystery of man's street death

AN INVESTIGATION was underway last night after a middle aged man died in the middle of a road in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Russell Claydon

AN INVESTIGATION was underway last night after a middle aged man died in the middle of a road in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

A member of the public discovered him unconscious in the centre of the street in Looms Lane at 8.50pm.

Paramedics were called and spent two hours battling to save his life, but he later died at the scene and the matter was handed over to the police.

Forensic experts were examining the area for any evidence in a bid to determine whether there were any suspicious circumstances involving the death after a police cordon was setup around the scene.

CID officers were involved in coordinating the investigation.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “Ambulance crews were called to a male lying in the street, they treated him and he has since been pronounced dead.

“We are just looking into it to see if there is anything suspicious.”

An East of England Ambulance spokesperson said a member of the public had called them saying a man was lying in the middle of the road unconscious, but they were unsure of whether he was still breathing.

A paramedic was first on scene and spent an hour and a quarter there, with an ambulance crew also taking part.