Hyde Murder update Suspect remains in custody
Thursday 29th June 2017 @ 17:19 by Nigel P.
Hyde Tameside

Harbour Farm Road,Hyde police said they will continue to carry out enquiries in the area

A man remains in custody in connection with a murder inquiry into the death of a 40 year-old man at his flat in Hyde at around six pm yesterday. (28/6/17)

The murder investigation was launched after police were alerted by the ambulance service following the discovery of the man’s body at the flat on Harbour Farm Road in Newton, Hyde.

The 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is still being questioned.(29/6/17)

The flat has been the scene of intense police activity all day as forensic teams carry out tests.

Police have also been carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and expect to continue doing so for at least the next 24 hours, according to a police spokesperson.


The victim’s next of kin have been informed and officers are awaiting the results of a Home Office post-mortem believed to have taken place today, to establish the exact cause of death.

Detective Inspector James Faulkner said: “We are doing everything we can to understand how this man came to his death and provide his family with the answers they deserve.

A team of detectives have been working through the night and we currently believe the victim suffered a serious assault resulting in a number of injuries.

This investigation is still at a very early stage and residents can expect a larger police presence on Harbour Farm Road as officers carry out door-to-door enquiries and our forensic team continue with their work at the scene.

If you have any information about what happened last night, or if you think you saw or heard something which could help this investigation, then please call us or approach one of our officers.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1661 of 28 June 2017. Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.