Wigan: Two arrested in relation to death of man, 37

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are making inquiries into the death of a man who has not been named

Police investigating the death of a man have made two arrests.

Scotland Yard said it is “aware of reports concerning Mr Freeman in Didsbury and has made two arrests in connection with the investigation”.

Two people, aged 30 and 65, are being held in connection with the death of Mr Freeman, 37, whose body was found on Sunday at an address in the Walton area of Wigan.

The incident is believed to be “related to mental health”.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Short said the three men arrested remain in custody.

“Both men are being questioned about the discovery of the deceased. We have a range of enquiries under way to establish the full circumstances around this sudden death,” he said.

Image copyright PA Image caption Forensic tent outside the terraced house

The station is cordoned off as police carry out a thorough search of the property.

BBC Manchester reporter Julia Currie said that police had taped off all four rooms of the house.

She described seeing the police removing a number of items, but was told by an officer they were being returned.

The police are asking anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area between Saturday and Sunday morning to contact them.

This comes after the mother of murdered cyclist Caroline Franks took to Facebook to beg her killer to come forward.

Caroline, 49, was hit by a car in a road collision on the M61 near Manchester Airport on 21 March 2015.

Police said two men, aged 21 and 32, and a 42-year-old woman, who all of Manchester, are on trial for Caroline’s murder at Manchester Crown Court.

“Claire’s sister, Ailsa, is worried if she won’t talk there is no point trying,” wrote Claire in a tribute post on Monday.

“She’s offered her story straight to police but after weeks without any resolution it’s beginning to get a bit worrying. Where is our justice, if you read this do say something, whatever you think is your right I will respect whatever you decide.”

Image copyright PA Image caption Police were called to an address in Walton, Wigan, at around 11.30am on Sunday

Facebook users have also been taking to the social media site to support Ms Franks.

Others have spoken of their concern over the number of deaths of young people.

Martina Jones wrote on Facebook: “The youngest people get so many people’s attention, those who are in a stable relationship, financial situations, possibly are not homeless etc.

“Unfortunately, the majority of our friends are not those groups and they get more targets than those in their middle to late 20s.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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