UPDATE: “Suspicious” death sparks police appeal

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THE autopsy of a man whose ‘suspicious’ death sparked a major police response has come back “inconclusive”.

Officers flocked to Burgh le Marsh after the body of the 46-year-old man was discovered to the rear of the former Burgh le Marsh rail station shortly before 7pm on Sunday.

This morning (Monday) police remained on site in large numbers as they endeavoured to solve the riddle of the man’s death.

But any hopes that the autopsy might yield some clues have been temporarily dashed after it failed to identify a cause of death.

A police spokesperson said: “The post mortem examination of the deceased man has been completed but the results are inconclusive and the cause of death cannot yet be confirmed.

“Lincolnshire Police are, therefore, continuing to treat his death as unexplained.

“He is a local man, aged 46, but a formal identification has not yet taken place so we are not in a position to release further details about him,” they added.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Gibbon is the senior investigating officer and he has appealed for anyone who lives locally to Station Road in Burgh le Marsh and who saw any unusual persons, vehicles or activity in the area from 6pm onwards on Sunday to contact Police.

If you have any information call the force on 0300 111 0300 or CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.