NHS staff are said to be ‘in shock’ after a man was found dead at Sutton Coldfield hospital. The 56-year-old was discovered in a car outside Good Hope Hospital’s A&E on Friday (April 22).
Moments before the discovery, a man allegedly threw car keys at medics and said “there’s a body in the back”. Police today said a murder suspect remains in custody.
A 43-year-old man from, Tamworth, was arrested over 24 hours ago. The horrifying incident has caused upset at the hospital.
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A source told The Sun: “This has created a huge amount of shock. The staff are very upset. He just threw the keys at a member of staff, dropped the news and then left the hospital site.”
NHS staff were said to have called 999 after finding the body. A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Our investigation into the death of a 56-year-old man from Kingstanding, Birmingham continues.
“A post mortem examination will take place as soon as possible. This will help us to understand what caused the man’s unexplained death.
“The car has been removed for more detailed forensic examination. The area of the car park we closed has reopened.”
Anyone with information they feel may help detectives should contact police by calling 101, quoting 20/393435/22. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.