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Armed police incident 'not suspicious'

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious. Credit: ITV News

Police are no longer treating the death of a man in Weston-super-Mare as suspicious.

A 71-year-old man was found in the town on Saturday, 1 December outside a house on Wadham Street and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers initially treated the death as suspicious due to the way in which his body was found and how it was reported to the police.

A forensic post-mortem examination however, has now determined that the man died from natural causes.

His next-of-kin have been informed and Avon and Somerset officers will now prepare a report for the coroner.

Armed police called after man found dead in the street

The man's death is being treated as suspicious. Credit: ITV News

Armed police were called to Weston-super-Mare after a man was found dead on the pavement.

Officers cordoned off Wadham Street in the town centre last night when residents reported hearing a gunshot. But it was later confirmed that the man had not been wounded by a firearm. A police spokesman said the death was being treated as suspicious and investigations were continuing.

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Weston-super-Mare's first balloon glow postponed

It was hoped the Weston event would draw crowds like the Bristol Balloon Fiesta's night glow. Credit: ITV West Country

Weston-super-Mare's first ever balloon glow has been postponed because of forecasted winds of up to 20 miles an hour.

The night glow at Bristol Balloon Fiesta, seen here, is always hugely popular, and it was hoped that the Weston event would also draw crowds to the beach on Saturday, 17 November.

The Grand Pier fireworks display is still due to go ahead that evening.

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