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Tributes paid to Bottesford man Tim Macdonald – described as a ‘gentle soul’ – who was found dead in Plungar

Tributes have been paid to a man described as a “gentle soul”, after he was found dead in a field.

Tim Macdonald was discovered in a field off Highgate Late, Plungar, on Tuesday, November 7, and Leicestershire Police are now carrying out an murder investigation as his death is being treated as suspicious.

Jodie Guy, who knew the Bottesford resident for over 20 years, has paid tribute to her best friend, who she described as a “gentle soul”.

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

She added: “[Tim] would do anything for anyone, but he had his demons.

“He struggled with addiction and alcoholism for 25 years plus.

“My favourite memory of Tim was him learning to do archery and ending up with an arrow in his bum cheek!”

The last time Jodie spoke to Tim, who was 46, was one week before he was found – and she said she will miss him “so so much”.

A 56-year-old man was arrested on November 8 on suspicion of murder, and has since been released under investigation.

As part of the ongoing murder investigation, Leicestershire Police closed the A52 on November 9 after armed officers stopped a vehicle on the A52 Bingham bypass.

They discovered a 46-year-old man with a serious head injury and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A timeline of the events can be seen at www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/as-it-happened-the-timeline-surrounding-two-deaths-as-a-mur-9339803/.

Do you wish to pay tribute to Tim? Post your comments below or email katie.green@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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