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Murder investigation launched after body found in cafe

 
Created on 27/06/2017 @ 11:42
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in a closed cafe at Halfway House between Welshpool and Shrewsbury.

The 67 year old man was found at 4-40pm yesterday, Monday, by paramedics at Tony’s Diner Restaurant & Takeaway with serious injuries to his head and torso.

Police say the man had been assaulted and subsequently died.

A spokeswoman said: "At around 4.40pm, paramedics attended a property at Halfway House, Shrewsbury, where they found the man deceased with serious injuries to his head and torso. They reported the incident to police who are treating the death as suspicious."

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said: "At this time we are not sure what has happened and are trying to determine the man's movements over the last few days. We are keen to speak to anyone that could have any information about the incident, or anyone who was in the area yesterday and saw anyone acting suspiciously."

The victim's next of kin has been informed and a post mortem is due to take place.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 598s of June 26.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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