Unexplained Shrewsbury death

Two people have been arrested in connection with the unexplained death of a man in Shrewsbury on Saturday night (18 May).

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Man identified in Shrewsbury murder probe

Police investigating the death of a man in Shrewsbury on Saturday night have identified him.

An investigation was launched when emergency services were called to the Reabrook Avenue area of the town after a 64-year-old local man – named as Mr Robert Barlowe – was found with serious injuries.

Mr Barlowe was given emergency medical treatment at the scene but was later pronounced dead by paramedics.

An area on Reabrook Avenue and near the cashpoint close to the CineWorld Cinema was sealed off while police looked into the incident.

Shrewsbury death "treated as a murder inquiry"

A significant number of officers are involved in this investigation and it is being treated as a murder inquiry.

Work is ongoing to establish the exact cause of this death and the dead man is yet to be formally identified.

Although arrests have been made in this inquiry, I would like to reiterate the fact that we remain keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have information that could aid our investigation into this unexplained death.

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, from CID in Shrewsbury,

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