Woman arrested after body found

A woman is being questioned by police following the death of a man who was found unconscious in a public toilet in Norwich city centre. Paramedics were called to the toilets on Prince of Wales Road, near the junction with Eastbourne Place, at 3.30am on Sunday.

A woman was being questioned by police last night following the death of a man who was found unconscious in a public toilet in Norwich city centre.

Paramedics were called to the toilets on Prince of Wales Road, near the junction with Eastbourne Place, at 3.30am on Sunday. They fought to save his life but he was later pronounced dead at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A 32-year-old female was arrested at the scene and is being held at Bethel Street police station. It is thought the man may have been a member of the homeless community and one line of inquiry is that he died of a drugs overdose.

One homeless man, who often frequents the area outside the KFC fast-food restaurant, said the toilets were regularly used by drug takers. He said: “I was further up the street at the time. I saw the paramedics arrive but I don't think there was much they could do to save him.”

Det Sgt Gary Bloomfield said: “At that time of the morning Prince of Wales Road was very bust as the nightclubs were closing. If anyone saw anything that may assist the police in their investigation, we would urge them to come forward.”

Contact Norfolk police on 0845 4564567 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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