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Danielle Hoe & Steven Smith

Police seal off scene as body 'found in skip' outside hospital

Police have confirmed that the body of a man in his 30s has been found outside a hospital. It was reportedly found in a skip, although this has not been confirmed.

The discovery was made on Friday morning at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Police cordoned off the scene, including a section of the building.

Images from the scene showed a large police cordon, police cars and barriers. They appeared to be surrounding a skip on the grounds of the hospital, reports YorkshireLive.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that a man in his 30s was found dead outside of the hospital in Armthorpe Road. One of the gates to the hospital was closed due to the discovery.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said on Friday: "Officers were called just before 8.30am this morning (October 21) to a report of a body found outside Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Armthorpe Road. Emergency services attended and a man in his 30s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for HM Coroner."

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust said yesterday: “Please note, Gate 3 at the Trust are currently closed (Emergency Department and Outpatients) to everything other than urgent drop-offs and ambulances - pedestrian access is unaffected.

“You can still access these services, however please use either the hospital's main entrance at Gate 4, South Block entrance near Gate 6 or the entrance opposite the Women's and Children's Hospital at Gate 1 (and Fracture Clinic). If you are unsure where you are heading, ask a member of staff, who will assist.”

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