'No suspicious circumstances' in death of man found in Kidderminster car park

Police say they are not treating the death of a man who was found in a multi-storey car park in Kidderminster as suspicious.

The man was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital following the discovery at the Swan Centre shopping centre last Thursday evening.

Emergency services had been called to the scene after reports of a cardiac arrest in the car park off Blackwell Street.

Police say they are not treating his death as suspicious and the man's next of kin have been informed.

In a statement, West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a cardiac arrest on the ground floor of the Swan Centre’s car park, in Blackwell Street.

"Upon arrival, police were performing CPR on a man. Crews took over resuscitation attempts, delivering five defibrillator shocks to the man's heart.

"They managed to restart his heart on scene, but his condition quickly deteriorated so they transferred him quickly to Worcestershire Royal Hospital on blue lights. CPR continued en-route.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a community first responder and the West Midlands CARE team medics attended."

West Mercia Police also confirmed in a statement: "Police received a call around 7.13pm (on Thursday, 19 October) by a member of the public, following concerns for the welfare of a man in a car park in the Swan Centre on Blackwell Street, Kidderminster.

"Police and ambulance service attended the scene where a man required immediate medical attention.

"He was taken by land ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

"Formal identification has not yet taken place."


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