Wigan man's death sparks murder probe

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

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 11:20 am
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2018, 2:36 pm
Police at the scene in Earl Street

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.

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.

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Earl Street, Swinley

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
Earl Street, Swinley
Police at the scene