Primary school is placed on lockdown after a man, 32, was found shot dead in a nearby field
- There remains large police presence near Mab Lane Primary School, west Derby
- A firearm was discovered by police and it is currently being examined by police
- Cause of the death currently unexplained as police and paramedics investigate
A primary school had to be placed on lockdown after a man was found shot dead in a nearby field.
There remains a large police presence near Mab Lane Primary School in west Derby this evening after police found the body of the man, 32, nearby at around 2.30pm.
Parents were informed through messages sent just before the end of the school day that the premises were on lockdown.
A firearm has been recovered from the scene and is being forensically examined – though the death is currently unexplained.
Parents were told a school had been placed ‘on lockdown’ after a man was found shot dead in a nearby field in West Derby
Pictures of the scene show a forensic tent has been set up on land close to the primary school.
The large blue forensic tent is just metres from the road where young children would have walked home from school.
Parents of children who attend Mab Lane Primary School were sent a message just minutes before the children were due to be released from the school.
It said: ‘School is in lock down on police advice. All children are safe inside, children are not at risk.
‘We will update you when we can.’
Parents of children who attend Mab Lane Primary School were sent a message just minutes before the children were due to be released from the schoo
Pictures of the scene show a forensic tent has been set up on land close to the primary school
The pupils were then allowed to leave the school at around 3.45pm after the school told parents: ‘School will be out of lock down in 5 minutes time.
‘Please do not exit school from the entrance near to the maddy.
‘Please walk around. Thank you.’
Detective Chief Inspector Robbie Moss said: ‘I can confirm that detectives are currently investigating the unexplained death of a 32 year-old man from West Derby this afternoon.
‘The investigation is in its early stages and detectives are working to establish whether the death is suspicious or not. Specialist family liaison officers will be supporting the family who have been informed.
‘I would appeal to anyone who saw, or heard, anything to please contact us.’