Wigan man's death 'not suspicious'

26 January 2018, 07:40

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

At around 10.55am on Thursday 25 January 2018 police were called to reports that a man had died at a house on Levens Place in Ince.

Enquiries were carried out to understand the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and, based on the evidence in front of them, officers arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Earlier today, Friday 26 January 2018, a Home Office Post Mortem took place which found no evidence of injuries or that the man had been murdered.

The 25-year-old arrested man has since been released with no further action.

Further enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death will take place and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Detective Inspector Graham Clare, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “A Home Office Post Mortem has taken place today and it has been established that there are no longer any suspicious circumstances surrounding this tragic death.

“A 25-year-old man who had been arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.

“The deceased’s next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“A report will be prepared and passed on to the coroner.”