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Police seek 'key witness' in probe into man's 'unexplained death' in Shrewsbury

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest near a Shrewsbury shopping centre, and police are treating the death as "unexplained".

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Police have launched an investigation into the man's death.

Emergency services were called to Pensfold near to Pensfold shopping centre in Shrewsbury on Thursday, after a man was found unresponsive.

At around 4.30pm, police were informed a man was in cardiac arrest.

A 43-year-old man was taken to hospital by paramedics, but later died. His next of kin have been informed.

An investigation has been launched into his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Officers are keen to speak to a member of the public who raised concern to another passerby who had first aid experience.

Detective Inspector Richard Davies said: “We believe the member of the public who raised concern to the passerby could be a key witness in our enquiries to establish what happened and the events leading up the man’s death. I would like to offer my assurances that we are treating this member of public as a key witness, and do not believe they were involved in his death.

‘‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died.

‘‘I would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident and we don’t believe is linked with any other reports of disorder in Shrewsbury town. While we try to establish the circumstances around his death, officers will be conducting regular patrols in the area.

‘‘Anyone in the area around 4pm yesterday afternoon who witnessed a man waking from Pensfold shopping centre to the New Great Wall is asked to contact Reactive CID team by calling 101 extension 7702257 or by emailing quoting incident number 00289_I_ 21092023.’’

Information can be also passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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