Investigation Underway After Suspicious Death In Hattersley

7 March 2011, 19:23

An investigation has been launched by police in Tameside after a man was found dead at a house on Colborne Grove.

Officers were called to the property at around 2.30pm when they received a report of a concern for welfare about a 58-year-old man. Police attended and found he had suffered a head injury.

A post mortem is due to take place to establish the cause of death. A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Denise Worth of Tameside CID said: "This incident is in its early stages, but I want to reassure the people of Hattersley that we do not believe this was a random incident. We have placed high visibility patrols onto the nearby streets in an effort to provide a visible presence and we have a team of detectives working to establish the full circumstances. Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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