POLICE are investigating after the body of a 59-year-old Mansfield man was found in Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon, shortly before they discovered a woman with serious head injuries elsewhere in the town.
The man was found in a service area next to the car park at the Four Seasons Centre Mansfield at around 2.40pm. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police say that as they were informing family members of the man’s death, a 58-year-old woman was found with serious head injuries at around 5pm at an address in Victoria Street, Mansfield.
She underwent emergency surgery at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where she remains in a critical but stable condition this morning.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s injuries and a cordon remains in place at the scene today while forensic investigators carry out their enquiries.
At this time, officers are not looking for anyone in connection with incident.
Bev Smith, Corporate Director at Mansfield District Council said: “At approximately 2.30pm on Tuesday (8th February), Mansfield District Council town centre employees were alerted to a serious incident in Service Area D, to the rear of the Four Seasons Centre off West Gate.
“The report stated that a man had jumped from level 2B of the adjacent Four Seasons Centre multi-storey car park.
“Working alongside Four Seasons Centre staff, Council workers immediately invoked its emergency procedures and cordoned off the immediate area to allow for quick and clear access for the emergency services and to protect the public. Throughout the incident, Council staff acted professionally in what were difficult and upsetting circumstances.
“Service Area D was reopened to the public at approximately 4.10pm.
“At the request of the police and to aid their enquiries, Level 2B of the Four Seasons car park remained closed until earlier today (Wednesday 9th February) but has now reopened.”