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Police confirm murder victim died from gunshot wounds

Police have confirmed that man, whose body was found in a field prompting a murder investigation, died from gunshot wounds.


Police were called to the scene, off Highgate Lane, at 3.30pm last Tuesday (7 November) following the discovery of a man’s body


. It was reported the man, who has since been identified as 46-year-old Timothy Macdonald, was believed to have suffered a head injury and his death is being treated as suspicious.


A post mortem examination has since determined that Mr Macdonald’s cause of death was a gunshot wound injury, pending further tests.




Police at the scene in Plungar on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: NEMM


Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “Our enquiries in this investigation remain ongoing and we continue to establish the full circumstances of this incident.


“Support continues to be provided to Mr Macdonald’s family and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information who has not yet spoken to us to make contact.


“We understand there will be concern in the community but please be assured that a full investigation is ongoing to determine what has happened. Local officers have been speaking with people in the area offering reassurance during this time. Please do speak with them regarding any concerns you have.


“Thank you for your continued support.”




46 year old Timothy Macdonald. Photo: Leicestershire Police


As part of the investigation in to Timothys' death police attempted to stop a car on the A52 Bingham Bypass in Nottinghamshire.


Officers approached the vehicle where the male driver was found to have suffered a serious injury to his head. Despite the efforts of officers to provide immediate first aid to the man, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.


In line with procedure, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who have begun an independent investigation into the man’s death. The force say they will fully co-operate with this investigation.


No details have been issued yet about the man involved on the A52 or whether he was involved in the death of Timothy but the IOPC have confirmed they are still investigating.


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