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Body of 43-year-old man found in Northwich flats
POLICE have confirmed that the body found in a block of flats in Northwich was that of a 43-year-old man.
Emergency services were called to the flats on Manchester Road at 1.05pm yesterday, Thursday, after a member of the public reported concerns for the welfare of one of the occupants.
It was reported there could be carbon monoxide within the flat.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the police worked to establish if a chemical was present.
It is believed the flat contained suspicious items, which had to be checked to ensure the safety of emergency services before they could enter.
Police have confirmed that the body of a 43-year-old man was found on gaining entry to the property.
There are no suspicious circumstances.
The 100 metre cordon, which was set up around the block of flats as a precautionary measure, caused a number of residents and businesses to be evacuated.
Manchester Road was closed between the junctions of Chester Way and Station Road throughout Thursday afternoon, causing great disruption to local businesses.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police thanked the public for their patience during the incident.
A file is being prepared for the coroner.