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Emergency services attend 'concern for welfare' incident in Newbury

Firefighters cordon off area and break into car parked by Burger King

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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Emergency services attend 'concern for welfare' incident in Newbury

EMERGENCY services broke into a ‘foul-smelling abandoned car’ in Newbury this afternoon after fears that a body could be inside.

Police, ambulance and firefighters in breathing apparatus were all called to the Greenham Road Retail Park by the Burger King roundabout at around 2pm.

Unconfirmed reports said that the car had been there for three weeks and officers were alerted as there was a ‘foul smell’ coming from it.

Another person told NewburyToday that they had heard police were investigating reports that there could be a body inside the vehicle.

Firefighters forced open the driver’s side door of a vehicle which was parked behind the Burger King, but after searching found nothing.

Police officers emptied some of the contents of the vehicle and placed them in what appeared to be sealed evidence bags.

The road was closed but has since reopened.

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