Death of Sheffield man not treated as murder, police reveal

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DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a Sheffield street have ruled out foul play.

They launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death after a body was found in a house in Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, in the early hours of Sunday.

Police officers made the discovery after spotting an ‘insecure house’ while carrying out patrols of the Sheffield estate.

Linsday Avenue was cordoned off between Lindsay Road and Buchanan Road for two days.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Following a thorough police investigation, the death of a man on Lindsay Avenue last weekend is no longer being treated as a suspicious incident.

“Officers on patrol in Parson Cross, Sheffield, attended an insecure house at around 4am on Sunday and discovered the body of a 50-year-old man inside.

“The investigation has determined that no offences have been committed and a full report will be presented to the coroner in due course.

“A post mortem has taken place but police are not able to confirm the cause of death at this stage.”