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Police name man found dead in Nottingham and launch appeal for witnesses

Detectives investigating a man’s sudden death have made a further appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Emergency services attended Moffat Close, St Ann’s, Nottingham at 1.40 am on 8 March after a man was found unresponsive in a car park.

The man, who can now be named as 53-year-old David Kipping, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

His family are being supported by specialist officers and receiving regular updates as the investigation continues.

Detectives are working hard to establish exactly what happened, with the man’s death currently being treated as unexplained.

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As part of this, detectives have reiterated calls for anyone who was in the area at the time, or who might have footage of what happened, to contact the police.

A 43-year-old man was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation and has been bailed.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Dean, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Our investigation is continuing at pace into this man’s death.

“It is currently being treated as unexplained and we remain open-minded.

“I’d like to express my sincere condolences to the man’s family during what must be an incredibly difficult time.  

“We have a team of detectives working tirelessly to piece together exactly what happened but want to stress the public has an important role to play in helping us do this.

“With this in mind, we’d again appeal for anyone who was in or around the Moffat Close area at the time of this discovery, or who might have any information, to contact us immediately.

 “Likewise, we’d like to hear from anyone who may have inadvertently recorded any footage that could assist us on CCTV or dashcam to get in touch.

“Any piece of information or evidence, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could provide a massive help to our investigation by helping us uncover the truth about what happened.

“An increased police presence will continue to be provided in the area over the next couple of days to provide some reassurance to local residents.

“We have been working hard to minimise disruption to nearby residents while we continue to carry out our important investigations at the scene.

“I would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.

“If anyone has any information about this incident, we’d ask them to call the police on 101, quoting incident 32 of 8 March 2024, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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