Police cordon off Wolverhampton woodlands after man’s body found

Written by on July 22, 2019

Police sealed off a woodland area on the outskirts of Wolverhampton after a man’s body was discovered.

A number of paramedics were called to the beauty spot, which is off Cannock Road in Westcroft , following reports of the sudden death of the man at around 5.30am on Monday, July 22.

The tragic victim, who has not yet been identified, was treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

Sadly, despite crews best efforts nothing could be done to save the man, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Officers from Staffordshire Police were seen guarding a cordoned off area for a number of hours following the sudden death.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Officers were spotted guarding land off Cannock Road, Westcroft. (Image: Google Maps)
A spokesman for the force said: “Officers received a call at around 5.30am today (July 22) from colleagues in the ambulance service reporting the sudden death of a man on Cannock Road in Westcroft near Wolverhampton.

“Officers attended and examined the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for HM Coroner.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called to land off Cannock Road, Westcroft, at 5.28am on Monday, July 22.

“Two ambulances and a paramedic support officer attended. Sadly, one man was confirmed dead at the scene.”

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