Wigan man's death sparks murder probe

Police at the scene in Earl Street
Police at the scene in Earl Street
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Police investigating the death of a man in Wigan have determined that there are no suspicious circumstances involved.


A murder probe had initially been launched after the man, believed to be in his 50s, was found by an ambulance crew at a house in Earl Street, Swinley, at 10.15pm on Wednesday and they in turn contacted police.

Earl Street, Swinley

Earl Street, Swinley

A post mortem examination confirmed that the man did not die as a result of any suspicious injuries and a file will now be passed to the coroner.

A 30-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released without charge.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 2289 of 21/03/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Police at the scene

Police at the scene