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Man who died after collapsing at Preston hotel is named

Posted on - 23rd May, 2018 - 3:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Clifton Hotel in Fishergate Hill Pic: Google
Clifton Hotel in Fishergate Hill Pic: Google

Police have named a man who died after collapsing at a hotel in Preston city centre.

A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital after the incident at The Clifton Hotel in Fishergate Hill.

North West Ambulance Service were called to the hotel at 8.20pm on Sunday (19 May).

Jonathan Palgrave was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and died a short time later.

Update: Police say post mortem means this is a murder investigation

Police have classified his death as ‘unexplained’, and say Mr Palgrave was found outside the same hotel, two days before his death, with a head injury.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard McCutcheon said: “We are following a number of lines of inquiry to try and establish what happened in the days before Jonathan died.

“We would ask anyone who might have seen Jonathan or has any information about him to speak to us as we continue our investigation.”

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A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log reference 1546 of May 20th.

Alternatively you can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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