Stoke-on-Trent death

Police are now treating the death of a 47-year-old in a block of flats in Stoke-on-Trent as unexplained.

Stoke-on-Trent death now 'unexplained'

Police investigating the death of 47-year-old Simon Hammond in Stoke-on-Trent are now treating the death as unexplained.

They started a murder inquiry after Mr Hammond's body was found in his flat on Matthews walk int he Hanley area of the city.

A post-mortem examination has found he died form head injuries.

The area around the apartment block will stay cordoned off while forensic searches continue.

Forensic officers investigate the 'suspicious' death of a man in Stoke-on-Trent

A forensic investigation is taking place at a house in Stoke-on-Trent where a man was found dead yesterday morning (Friday 15 February).

Police were called to the house in Matthews Walk, Hanley, at around 9am. The death of 47-year old Simon Hammond is being treated as suspicious.

Chief Inspector Jeff Moore, Local Policing Team Commander for Stoke-on-Trent Central, said: “We are appealing for anyone who knew Mr Hammond and saw him recently to contact us."

Neighbourhood officers are carrying out high visibility patrols in the area Credit: ITV News Central
Police say that officers are keeping local residents informed and reassured Credit: ITV News Central
The scene will remain cordoned off while a forensic examination takes place Credit: ITV News Central
Anyone with information is asked to speak to officers on patrol Credit: ITV News Central

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Stoke-on-Trent murder: 'detailed investigation' underway

Police say a 'detailed investigation' is taking place after a man was found dead at his home in the Hanley area of the city on the morning of Friday 15 February.

Simon Hammond was found in his flat on Matthews Walk shortly after 9:00am yesterday.

Chief Inspector Jeff Moore, Local Policing Team Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South, said:

“A detailed investigation is underway and we are appealing for anyone who knew Mr Hammond and saw him recently to contact us.

“Neighbourhood officers are carrying out high visibility patrols in the area and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to approach them.

“Local officers will be keeping local residents informed and reassured.”

– Chief Inspector Jeff Moore, Staffordshire Police

Man found dead in apartment blocks in Stoke-on-Trent

Google Street View of the apartment blocks at Matthews Walk in Stoke-on-Trent Credit: Google Street View

The area around Matthews Walk in Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent is cordoned off while officers investigate the death of 47-year-old Simon Hammond.

They are treating his death as suspicious. He was found in his home at 9:00am on Friday 15 February.

Google Map showing the approximate location of the murder in Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent Credit: Google Maps