Police in Sheffield rule out murder after man’s body found

Investigation: Police officers on Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, after a dead body was found in a house by bobbies patrolling the estate.'                                  PICTURE: GLENN ASHLEY
Investigation: Police officers on Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, after a dead body was found in a house by bobbies patrolling the estate.' PICTURE: GLENN ASHLEY
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DETECTIVES investigating the death of man whose body was found by city police officers have ruled out foul play.

John Jeffrey, aged 50, was found in a house on Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross at 4am on Sunday.

Officers patrolling the estate said they spotted an ‘insecure’ house and found a body inside.

The street was cordoned off between Lindsay Road and Buchanan Road for two days while police officers carried out house-to-house enquiries and forensic experts searched the house and garden.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said a post mortem examination had been carried out and the death was no longer being treated as suspicious.

He 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.”

Keighly Mansell, 24, a mum-of-one, said: “I was petrified being in the house on my own until the police said it was not suspicious. They should have told us more sooner.”