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Police cordon off Bredhurst Road, Wigmore after 'body found'

ByMedway Messenger reporter

Investigations continue today after the body of a man in his 60s was found inside a car in a quiet residential road.

Workmen alerted the emergency services early yesterday morning after making the discovery.

Officers along with paramedics arrived in Bredhurst Road in Wigmore at around 8am.

Police have sealed off Bredhurst Road, Wigmore
Police have sealed off Bredhurst Road, Wigmore

The road was cordoned off for about four hours but reopened after a private ambulance left the scene.

Matthew Scales, 38, was one of the first people to see the man, who he assumed was sleeping.

He said: "I got home from work last night and the car was parked outside with a man in the passenger seat, he had a baseball cap over his face so I thought he was sleeping.

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 "When I saw he was still there this morning I text my wife, Lliane, and told her to check in an hour to see if he was still there and if he was to call the police."

Lliane Scales, 40 said: "Builders this morning were the ones that called the police, I went out to see what was going on because it was clear he was dead and not asleep.

"This is a very quiet road but its not unusual to see a car parked outside our house, however I haven't noticed this one before."

Police have taped off part of the road
Police have taped off part of the road

Daniel Baker, who works at Kenneth Rowland Masters Butchers in Fairview Avenue, said: "I was around the back when a customer came in and told me three police cars and a police van had arrived with their lights flashing."

A police spokesman said: "Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and a man in his 60s was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"Police are not treating the death as suspicious and inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man.

"A report will now be prepared for the coroner."

Formal identification is due to take place on Monday. 

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