Murder arrests after unexplained death

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 6:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 9:04 am
Police appeal

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a 46-year-old man who is reported to have sustained injuries during an altercation on Leigh Road in Leigh on Sunday.

Officers were called to the Royal Bolton Hospital at around 9.30pm on Sunday where the man died after being taken there from an address in Leigh.

The results of a home office post mortem were inconclusive and further tests are currently on-going to determine whether or not the injuries are linked to his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

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A 38-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Paul Rollinson of GMP’s Wigan borough said: “The investigation is at a very early stage and our enquiries are on-going.

“If anybody has any information that they think may assist us, particularly about an altercation on Leigh Road earlier that day, then I would urge them to please come forward.”

Anybody with information should contact the CID office at Wigan on 0161 856 7292 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.