Woman arrested after man dies after incident in Tesco car park

POLICE are investigating the death of a man in Stroud and want to hear from anyone who saw a black mobility scooter being used in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police were called shortly before 6am yesterday (Sunday, January 22) with a report a man had been found unresponsive in the car park of Tesco superstore on Stratford Road.

The man, aged in his 60s, had been found without his mobility scooter which he uses as his mode of transport.

He was subsequently taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics and died later that day. His next of kin has been informed.

It is believed that the victim was subject of a robbery and his mobility scooter was taken.

A woman from Stroud has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder and remains in police custody today (Monday, January 23).

Police are keen to hear from people who saw a black mobility scooter being used by anyone in the Paganhill area between around 2am and 4am yesterday (Sunday).

It is described as having four wheels, a basket on the front and arm rests.

Stroud News and Journal: Remnants of the police tape at the scene of the incident, in Tesco car parkRemnants of the police tape at the scene of the incident, in Tesco car park (Image: SNJ)

A mobility scooter, which is believed to belong to the victim, was found by a member of the public later that morning, shortly before 8am, abandoned on Bisley Old Road.

Police are in the early stages of a murder investigation which is being led by the Major Crime Investigation Team.

They are asking for anyone who lives in the area to review their doorbell cameras and CCTV to see if they have any footage of the mobility scooter or it being driven which may assist the ongoing investigation.

Police are also keen to hear from any motorists who were driving in the area and may have dashcam footage.

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police by completing the following online form and quoting incident 78 of January 22, here – https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

You can also call police on 101.

Information can be submitted anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online here – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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