Police appeal after man found dead

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the death of a man in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called to reports of an injured man an address in Wainwright Wallk, off Bucknall New Road, Hanley, just before 5.30am today, Wednesday 8 January.

Sadly, despite the efforts of paramedics the man, who is in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are in the process of tracing and informing the man’s family.

At this time the death is being treated as suspicious and three people, two women aged 42 and 61, and a 55-year-old man, have been arrested in connection with the incident and taken into custody for questioning.

An investigation is underway and the address remains cordoned off whilst a detailed forensic examination takes place. Officers will remain in the area and anyone with concerns, or any information, is encouraged to approach them.

Alternatively, they can contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 42 of January 8, or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.