Police close road in Leicestershire after body found

Police have cordoned off a road in a Leicestershire village after a body was found.

Officers were called to the scene in Markfield Lane in Botcheston, just after 1pm today.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and are in the early stages of their inquiry.

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Motorists are being advised to find an alternative route as the road is expected to remain closed for some time.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “We were called to Markfield Lane in Botcheston at 1.18pm to a report of a body found near a road.”

“Markfield Lane is closed between reservoir Road and Hunts Close. The road is likely to be closed for some time.”

No other details surrounding the incident have been released.

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