Body found in Doncaster bookies' shop

A body has been found in a Doncaster bookies' shop.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 6:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 6:21 am

The Doncaster coroner’s office has been notified of the find, which was at the William Hill shop on Broxholme Lane, near the town centre, and has ordered an investigation.

The investigation would be into the cause of death, and it is not yet known if there will be an inquest.

It is understood the body is of a person who is believed to have died on February 11. The coroner ordered the investigation on February 23.

A spokesman for William Hill said: “We can confirm that police were called to a William Hill betting shop in Broxholme Lane to deal with what appears to be a sudden death.

“We do not believe that the death is related to gambling in anyway and the individual concerned had entered the betting shop and gone straight to the toilet area.

“This is a police matter and therefore we are not at liberty to give any further details.”