(please note not a recent spot) about 20mms if memory right
No interactions present.
thought it would need the black ends to the wing cases to be the Common Red Soldier Beetle?
if you look at the full image it does have black tips to the wing cases.
This is one of the other Cantharidae sp. - the black tips look like wings just emerging from under the elytra
Lat/Lng: 50.9, -3.7
OS grid ref: SS8712