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Man pronounced dead at roadside

PUBLISHED: 10:08 04 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 04 October 2019

Police at Brandon Road in Thetford where a man was pronounced dead. Picture Dominic Gilbert.

Police at Brandon Road in Thetford where a man was pronounced dead. Picture Dominic Gilbert.

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A man has been pronounced dead at a roadside in Thetford.

Police tape in Thetford after man was pronounced dead on Brandon Road. Picture Dominic Gilbert.Police tape in Thetford after man was pronounced dead on Brandon Road. Picture Dominic Gilbert.

Norfolk Police are investigating after a man was pronounced dead at Brandon Road, Thetford, last night (Thursday, October 3).

Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and police attended the area by the side of the road.

The man was pronounced dead just before 8pm.

Detective chief inspector Marie James said: "We know this incident will have caused concern among local residents, and the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this man's death and we would be keen to hear from anyone who may know anything that could help our investigation."

Two police tents were up at the scene on Friday morning, with the underpass near Canon's Close cordoned off, along with an area of the nearby Water Meadow.

Firefighters from Thetford were also called to Brandon Road at about 8.40pm.

A spokesperson said they lit the area using fire engine lights so police could continue their investigations. The two pumps sent were stood down just after 9pm.

- Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 413 of 3 October 2019 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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