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Detectives are investigating the death of a man sitting on the A42

Detectives are investigating the death of a man on the A42 near Ashby, Leicestershire.

Police received a call just after 2am on Wednesday 5 June to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on the southbound carriageway of the A42– close to junction 12.

It was also reported that prior to the collision a man was seen sitting in the carriageway.

East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended. Sadly, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Road closures were in place following the incident. The road has since re-opened.

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Officers are in the early stage of their investigation and are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen a man standing over the Ashby Road bridge or witnessed the incident. Anyone who was driving past junction 12 of the A42 is also asked to check their dashcam for any footage that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via www.leics.police.uk quoting incident 38 of 5 June.

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