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Photos show Plungar field cordoned off as murder inquiry continues after man’s body found

A murder investigation continues with part of a village cordoned off after a man’s body was found. A 56-year-old man from Grantham was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of Wednesday, November 8.

Police were called to land off Highgate Lane in the village of Plungar, which sits on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, November 7. Police said the man is believed to have suffered a head injury and his death is currently being treated as suspicious.

Leicestershire Police say the man remains in police custody. As well as the cordon, which remains in place, officers from the Melton and Rutland Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) will be carrying out reassurance patrols.

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Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “Our investigation into this incident is very much in its early stages and a man has already been arrested as part of our initial enquiries.

Police have cordoned off a field in Plungar, on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border
Police have cordoned off a field in Plungar, on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border

“I understand there will be some concern within the local community, and we are working to establish the circumstances that led to the man’s death. This includes officers speaking to people in the area and I’m asking for anyone who has information that they think could help to come forward.

“Did you see anyone go into the field yesterday? Did you see anyone acting in a matter that caught your attention? Did it seem unusual or suspicious? Anything you’re able to tell us could be significant.”

Leicestershire Police has asked anyone with information to make contact through its website, quoting reference 23*690816. Alternatively call 101.

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