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Police probe death of man, 29, in Ulverston

[P]olice are investigating the sudden death of a 29-year-old man, who was found dead in his home on Weston Avenue, Ulverston at approximately 1:10am this morning, Thursday 24th August.

The death is being treated as unexplained at this time. Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by Officers.

Police, Cumbria Fire and Rescue and North West Ambulance Service attended the property.

Early investigations indicated that there may have been some unknown substances at the address. As a precaution Weston Avenue was closed, the immediate neighbouring properties were evacuated and some residents were advised to close their windows.

Following a thorough check of the property by Cumbria Fire and Rescue, they confirmed the property is safe, with no risk to members of the public at this time, therefore the cordon was lifted at approximately 5am and the community can continue as normal.

North West Ambulance’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), Liverpool and Specialists from Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting Cumbria’s emergency services later this morning to assist with the investigation into the circumstances around the death of a local man.

Emergency Services would like to thank the local community for their support overnight and for the patience during the initial stages of the incident.

Police are working to establish the circumstances of what has happened; anyone who has any information should call Cumbria Police on 101 and quote log number 12 of 24th August.

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