Man found lying dead ‘in middle of road’ after Westfest music festival in Somerset

A man’s body was discovered ‘lying in the middle of a road’ after the Westfest music festival this morning.

The man was found at 5:50am on Sunday in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police believe he may have been involved in a road traffic collision after leaving the West Fest music festival, which had been taking place at Bath and West Showground.

Drivers alerted police after spotting a body on the A37 near the Cannards Well pub and the Whitstone roundabout.

Police have put out an appeal for information.

Approximately 10,000 revellers attended Westfest in Shepton Mallet last night
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Police were called to the road at 5:50am this morning
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Officers particularly want to speak to the occupants of two vehicles – one white car driven by a man and another car containing at least three women.

A statement said: “We believe that he may have been involved in a road traffic collision after leaving a music festival that he had attended with his friends.

“The event, called Westfest, was taking place at the nearby Bath and West Showground.

“We would like to hear from anyone travelling along the A37 between Cannards Well public house and the Whitstone roundabout in Shepton Mallet during the hour from 5am to 6am.

Police closed the road and launched an investigation into the death
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Party-goers flocked to the all-night rave in Somerset
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“We know that a number of people driving along the A37 stopped and saw this man before police arrived, while he lay injured on the road, and we are particularly keen to speak with them as they may have valuable information.

“We believe several cars may have stopped, including a white car being driven by a man and another car containing at least three women.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 5am and 6am today. There may have been other people leaving the event at the same time who saw something that might help with our investigation.”

Anyone who knows anything, or who has any information, please call 101 and ask for Somerset Investigations quoting reference number 5217246901.

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