Atkinson’s car park sealed off as body found in Sheffield city centre

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POLICE have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Sheffield city centre.

A body was found on Fitzwilliam Gate, at the end of The Moor, at around 9.30am on Saturday morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers were not treating the death as suspicious, but would not comment on rumours somebody had jumped off a building.

Bystanders said a body was covered over and the area was cordoned off for several hours on Saturday morning.

Shoppers who had parked in the Atkinson’s car park were unable to retrieve their vehicles for up to eight hours as forensics officers sealed off the scene and combed the area.

Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to call 0114 2202020.