Dead body found in car on estate

St Andews Parade on the bournville.

St Andews Parade on the bournville. - Credit: Archant

A DEAD body has been found in a car on the Bournville estate in Weston this morning (Thursday).

St Andews Parade on the bournville.

St Andews Parade on the bournville. - Credit: Archant

Police were called to reports of a sudden death in St Andrews Parade at 9.30am, and have cordoned off a large area in front of nearby shops.

A number of officers and forensic investigators are currently on site.

No official word has been released on the name, age or gender of the body, which has not yet been removed from the area as police investigate the circumstances of the death.

The discovery comes just five days after Weston family man Mark Roberts sustained fatal injuries in Baildon Road, also on the Bournville estate.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named, has since been charged with his murder and appeared at Bristol Crown Court this morning.

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However, police say investigations suggest there is no link between the two incidents.

A police spokesman said: “An investigation to establish the circumstances of the death has begun.

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“At this stage we are keeping an open mind.

“Our enquiries have not found any link to the murder and at this stage we believe it is an unconnected event. “

However, people living on the estate this morning told the Mercury the community has been rocked by the incident.

One mother said: “It’s only been a few days since that other poor man was found - people are still in shock over that.

“It has definitely had an impact on people. It’s all anyone has been talking about, and it does make you nervous about going out in the evenings.”

Anyone with any information about either incident is asked to call police on 101.

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