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Leicestershire Police reveal cause of death for Timothy Macdonald, whose body was found in Plungar, as a gunshot wound — as murder investigation continues

Police have revealed the likely cause of death of a man whose body was found in a field in Plungar as a murder investigation continues.

Officers were called to the scene, off Highgate Lane, at 3.30pm last Tuesday (November 7) following the discovery of a man’s body.

The discovery of the man's body set off a course of events that can be viewed here.

Police have revealed the results of a post mortem
Police have revealed the results of a post mortem

It was reported the man, who has since been identified as 46-year-old Timothy Macdonald, known as Don, was believed to have suffered a head injury and his death is being treated as suspicious.

A post-mortem examination has since determined that Mr Macdonald’s cause of death was a gunshot wound injury, pending further tests.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “Our inquiries in this investigation remain ongoing and we continue to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

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

“Support continues to be provided to Mr Macdonald’s family and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information who has not yet spoken to us to make contact.

“We understand there will be concern in the community but please be assured that a full investigation is ongoing to determine what has happened.

"Local officers have been speaking with people in the area offering reassurance during this time.

"Please do speak with them regarding any concerns you have.

“Thank you for your continued support.”

Last week, Mr Macdonald’s family paid tribute to him describing him as a “much loved son, father, brother and son-in-law”.

Anyone with any information about the incident can report online at www.leics.police.uk.

You can also call 101 quoting reference 23*690816.

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