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Police name man who died after being detained in Wigan

Nicol Mere Drive

[A] man who died after being detained by members of the public in Wigan has been named.

Shortly after 3.15am on Monday 6 November 2017, police were called to Nicol Mere Drive in Ashton-in-Makerfield to reports that a man had been detained by members of the public following suspected thefts from vehicles. Officers attended within minutes and discovered an unresponsive man who was taken to hospital where he later died.

Formal identification is yet to take place but officers believe the man is 25-year-old Jordan Higham and his family have been informed.

A 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder and were released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin from GMP’s Wigan borough said: “Jordan’s family are understandably heartbroken and we are doing everything we can to support them at this devastating time.

“We originally arrested two men on suspicion of murder and they have since been released under investigation whilst our enquiries continue.

“A team of officers are working round the clock to get to the bottom of what happened and how Jordan sadly died.

“As part of our investigation we need as much information from the public as possible. If you haven’t spoken to us yet, or have something further to tell us, then please get in touch immediately.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or 0161 856 5307 quoting reference number 233 of 06/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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