Police launch investigation after man, 46, found dead in Stoke-on-Trent


Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead at a Stoke-on-Trent home.

Emergency services descended on Lyme Road, Meir, following the discovery of a body shortly after 8am this morning (March 1).

It is believed the 46-year-old man – who has not yet been named – had been dead for several hours.

A cordon was put in place as officers started their inquiries.

However, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

A post-mortem is now due to be carried out before an inquest is opened.

Eye-witnesses reported seeing two ambulances, three police cars and two undercover cars at the scene.

Police in Lyme Road, Meir

Inspector Damian Billington, of Staffordshire Police, told StokeonTrentLive: “At around 8.10am officers were called to an address in Lyme Road to assist our colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service.

“A 46-year-old local male was deceased at the scene for several hours.

“The area was cordoned off while initial investigations were carried out and there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.

 “Officers will be continuing their inquiries on behalf of the coroner whilst supporting the family and friends of the deceased.”

Anyone who can help police with their inquiries is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 202 of March 1.





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