Investigation into man's sudden death

By Dave GooderhamAN investigation has been launched after police found the body of a 36-year-old-man dead in the bedroom of his home.Neighbours have spoken of their shock after officers made the gruesome discovery at about noon on Saturday at the house in Haverhill.

By Dave Gooderham

AN investigation has been launched after police found the body of a 36-year-old-man dead in the bedroom of his home.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after officers made the gruesome discovery at about noon on Saturday at the house in Haverhill.

Detectives and teams of crime officers were called while the house in Eden Road was cordoned off and an investigation began into what was initially treated as a suspicious death.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "We were called to the scene by a friend of the deceased who hadn't seen the man for a while.

"We carried out a search of the property and found the man on a bed upstairs. Due to his young age, we did carry out further enquires on Saturday.

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"We also treated the incident as suspicious because the man had not been seen for a while. CID officers were called to the scene, but we are now satisfied there was no foul play."

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "I did not know the man - I think he kept himself to himself.

"It was quite a shock when I saw the police and when I saw that the house was cordoned off. Despite being close to the town centre, this is a relatively quiet road and you don't expect to see anything like that near your home. My sympathies go out to friends and family of the deceased."

It is believed officers were called to the house after a friend of the man, from the Sudbury area, became increasingly worried.

The friend, who has not been named, had initially called at the property, but then contacted police and told them he had not heard from the man in a while. Officers then broke into the property and found the man dead in the bedroom.

The body of the man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital mortuary in Bury St Edmunds and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place in the next few days.

dave.gooderham@eadt.co.uk

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