Police have reffered themselfs to the Independent Police Conplaints Commission following a late night incident in Chadderton.
Officers recieved reports that a man in his 80s had been detained by a member of the public.
The elderly man had been damaging cars on Housley Avenue in Chadderton at 8.45pm on Saturday 31st October 2015.
Police attended the incident at 10.10pm upon arrival the man became unwell and stopped breathing.
Response officers carried out CPR on the man aswell as an ambulance called.
He was rushed to hospital but sadly died a short time after arrival.
A Home Office post mortem is due to take place later today.
No arrests have been made and the incident has been referred to the IPCC.
Detective Inspector Richard Ennis said: “We are currently supporting theman’s family who are obviously upset with their loss as we continueto investigate the circumstances of what happened.
“At this moment in time, we are not treating his death as suspicious but I would ask anyone who was in the Housley Avenue area at around 8:45pm and may have witnessed anything to call police.
“As with all incidents where someone has died and there has been police contact, there has been a mandatory referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 9049 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.