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.
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Periods of heavy rain during the morning, then becoming drier through the early afternoon.
Cloudy at first with rain moving southeast across the region.