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Murder investigation: Mobile phone given to Melton Police following public appeal

A mobile phone which could potentially help a murder investigation has been handed in to Melton Police station following an appeal by detectives investigating the case.


Detectives investigating the death of Timothy Macdonald, who was also known as Don, made the appeal last week to help find a Samsung mobile phone which it is believed could assist the ongoing investigation.


On Saturday, a mobile phone was handed in by a member of the public to police at Melton police station. Following initial enquiries it is believed this is the phone police were looking for.


Police at the scene in Plungar. Photo: NEMM


Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “From both myself and the family of Mr Macdonald, thank you very much to everyone who shared our appeal and of course to the person who handed the phone in.



Timothy Macdonald was found in Highgate Lane, Plungar. Photo: NEMM


Your work with us and your response to our appeal is very much appreciated and is extremely helpful to our ongoing enquiries as we continue to find much-needed answers for Mr Macdonald’s family.”


It's understood that the mobile phone was found in the Leicester Road area of Melton before being handed in to Police.



The phone was handed in to Melton Police station on Saturday. Photo: NEMM


The body of 46-year-old Mr Macdonald was found in a field off Highgate Lane, in Plungar, at 3.30pm on Tuesday 7 November. A post mortem examination has determined that Mr Macdonald’s cause of death was a gunshot wound injury, pending further tests.


A murder investigation remains ongoing into Mr Macdonald’s death.

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