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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.

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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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