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Man who died in Fulwood fight is named

Posted on - 14th January, 2018 - 10:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Levensgarth Avenue in the Sharoe Green Avenue Pic: Google
Levensgarth Avenue in the Sharoe Green Avenue Pic: Google

A man who died after a fight at a house in Fulwood has been named.

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Gareth Roberts, 36, died following the incident at Levensgarth Avenue in the early hours of Saturday (13 January) morning.

Preston Police say two people, arrested on suspicion of murder have now been bailed pending further enquiries in connection with his death.

Police were called to the property in the Sharoe Green area at around 5.35am.

They found Mr Roberts, who is from Preston, had suffered serious head injuries.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Read more: Family pay tribute to Gareth Roberts

The results of a post mortem examination say Mr Roberts’ died from ‘traumatic head, face and neck injuries’.

DCI Gareth Willis said: “There appears to have been an altercation inside the address which has unfortunately resulted in the sudden death of Mr Roberts. My thoughts remain with his friends and family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“We are not looking for anyone else in relation to Mr Roberts’ death. However if people have any information as to the circumstances leading up to or surrounding it please make contact with us.”

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A 37-year-old man from Huddersfield and a 36-year-old woman from Preston, who had been arrested, are now bailed pending further enquiries until 11 February.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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