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Unexplained death of man in Devonport 'suspicious'

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

Marlborough House

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Police are investigating the 'suspicious' death of a man in Devonport.

Officers were called to an address in Granby Way, Devonport, at approximately 12.10pm on Thursday, February 7, after there was concern for the welfare of a local resident.

On police arrival the male resident appeared deceased inside a flat within Marlborough House.

Ambulance staff attended and paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

The man, aged 76, was taken to Derriford hospital.

Family have been informed, though formal identification has not yet been carried out at this time.

A police spokesperson said: "The unexplained death is being treated as suspicious and detectives await the results of a forensic post mortem which is being carried out today."

Neighbourhood officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and detectives are trying to piece together circumstances leading to the death of this man.

If anyone has any information about this incident please contact police on 101 quoting crime reference ED/13/718, alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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