Crime scene in Beenland Street remains taped off as locals speak of drama

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Police at the scene today
Beenland Street in Preston remained taped off today as police and forensic scientists continued their work.

The small cul-de-sac was out of bounds to all but local residents and officers investigating the discovery of a man's body.

Nearby New Hall Lane was busy with traffic, with many motorists seemingly unaware of the crime scene as they passed.

A tarpaulin covered the car containing the man's body.

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Beenland Street is a cul-de-sacBeenland Street is a cul-de-sac
Beenland Street is a cul-de-sac

Police have not said they suspect foul play but at this stage there is enough uncertainty for them to described the death as "unexplained."

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A nearby shop owner said: "The police have been here since about eight o clock.

"We've heard there has been a body found in a car but that's all. They must be suspicious perhaps that something has gone on.

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Beenland Street, Preston

"The police came and asked me if I had any CCTV cameras but I haven't.."

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Another local resident said:"I noticed a lot of police activity this morning but had no idea what it was.

"They've been here all day. It's a mystery to me."

More details are likety to be released by Lancashire police over the weekend