Investigation into death

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A HOME Office pathologist is to investigate the death of a 60-year-old man who died yesterday.

Police say they were called to a house in Boughey Street, Leigh, at dawn after reports that a man had collapsed and died during a party.

Another man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

A police spokesman said today that, at around 6.30am on Sunday, December 4, officers were called to a house on Boughey Street following reports of an incident at a party.

She said: “On arrival, police discovered a 60-year-old man had collapsed.

“He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

“A home office post mortem will now take place.

“A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.”

l Anyone with information that could help the police with their enquiries is asked to phone 0161 856 5307. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.