Police cordoned off downtown Coalville parking lot after man died

A parking lot in downtown Coalville was cordoned off by police today after a man died.

Emergency services were called to the scene behind the town’s Belvoir Shopping Center near High Street shortly after 1 p.m.

Eyewitnesses reported that an area had been “taped up”, with police cars and a fire crew spotted.

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The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said he was called at 1:29 pm to “assist the police at the scene”.

Police later confirmed that the incident was not suspicious and that it involved a man in his 60s who fell ill in his car in a parking lot on Hotel Street.

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A spokeswoman said the man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not treated as a suspect and the identification of the deceased is the responsibility of HM Coroner,” she added.

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