Bury St Edmunds/ Newmarket/Watford: Police name man who died in hotel as Wayne Whittred

TESTS are being carried out to discover the cause of death of 34-year-old Suffolk man whose body was found in Watford.

Hertfordshire police have said they are treating Wayne Whittred’s death as unexplained rather than suspicious.

Bury St Edmunds-born Mr Whittred was found dead in a hotel room in the Hertfordshire town.

An investigation is currently under way to determine the cause of his death.

A post mortem has been carried out, but further enquiries are having to be made to establish the exact cause.


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Medical experts are awaiting the results of a toxicology report.

They have also requested a histology report which consists of the microscopic study of diseased tissue.

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An inquest into Mr Whittred’s death has been open. However, it has been adjourned in order to give the necessary time for the inquiry to be concluded.

A spokesman for the Hertfordshire coroner’s office said the inquest is scheduled to take place on November 19 in Hatfield.

Mr Whittred lived Skeaping Close, Newmarket, at the time of his death.

He had previously lived in Thetford.

Mr Whittred was found at the Best Western White House Hotel, in Upton Road, Watford.

Police were called just after midday on Saturday, October 13. Mr Whittred had died by the time they arrived.

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