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Man found deceased in field in Plungar, Leicestershire, named as Bottesford’s Timothy Macdonald, as police continue murder investigation

A man who was found deceased in a field in Plungar has been named as 46-year-old Timothy Macdonald.

Police were called to the scene, off Highgate Lane, at 3.30pm on Tuesday 7 November following the discovery of Mr Macdonald’s body.

Mr Macdonald, who was also known as Don, is believed to have suffered a head injury and his death is being treated as suspicious.

Tim Macdonald. Image: Leicestershire Police.
Tim Macdonald. Image: Leicestershire Police.

A murder investigation remains ongoing.

Further information about the investigation can be found here – Murder investigation continuing after body of man found in Plungar | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk)

Today, the family of Mr Macdonald has paid tribute to him describing him as a “much loved son, father, brother and son-in-law.”

In a statement, they said: “We are heartbroken and devastated.

“Timothy was a much-loved son, father, brother, and son-in-law who will be missed so much by all of us.

"We ask for privacy while we now try to come to terms with what has happened.

“We also ask that anyone with any information who has not yet spoken to police please does so as soon as possible. Thank you.”

A police cordon which was in place at the scene in Plungar has now been removed.

The investigation has been linked to an incident which closed the A52 road after a man was pulled over by armed police and died at the scene.

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