Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Suspicious death in Launceston

Local news websites are reporting a suspicious death at a house on Ridgegrove Estate.

I have received the following from the local Police:

Police were called to an unexplained death in Launceston at around 6.40pm on Monday 6 July 2010.

On arrival at the house in Prince Philip Road officers found the body of a man in an upstairs bedroom

The body of the man has yet to be identified but police believe him to be a 42-year-old international.

Due to the circumstances, police are treating the death as suspicious at this time and an investigation has been opened accordingly.

Scenes of crime officers are examining the scene. Cause of death at this time is unknown.

The body will be taken to Treliske Hospital to undergo a forensic post-mortem examination.

Detectives are working with local officers to try and establish the series of events and circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

Local officers will be mounting high-profile patrols in the area for the time being to provide reassurance to the local community.

No arrests have been made at this time.

I have asked the Police to keep me informed. As soon as I hear anything else, I will post it here.

UPDATE - Police are asking anyone with any information to contact police via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting police ref. 824 050710.

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