15 Year Old found Dead in Oldham

Greater Manchester Police are continuing investigations following the death of a 15 year in Oldham

Police have named the Teenager as Leon Cudworth, he was found dead outside in an alleyway which is located on Ripponden Road at 7.40am Sunday, February 15th.

A post Mortem which was carried out to establish the cause of death was proved to be inconclusive.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Reade said: “We are not treating Leon’s death as suspicious. The investigation has revealed that Leon was captured on CCTV leaving friends just after 1am at McDonalds on Huddersfield Road, making his way home. He is later seen just before 1.20am on CCTV on Ripponden Road just 300 meters from his home address. Sadly his death appears to be the result of a tragic set of circumstances.

“We are awaiting further toxicology tests to help answer some of the questions around what caused his death which may take some weeks. In the meantime the investigation is continuing to piece together Leon’s last movements.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.