Arrest made after man found dead on a Stafford street

A 22-year-old man has been arrested by Staffordshire Police after a body of an elderly man was found at a road junction in a housing estate.

He has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through either drink or drugs in connection with the incident early on Christmas morning.

The man remains in police custody and will continue to be questioned.

The body was found at the junction of Shakespeare Road and Wordsworth Avenue in Highfields, Stafford.

Several streets were cordoned off and residents could not move their cars.

Anyone with information on the incident or who may have heard or seen any suspicious activity in the area, or a white van, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police.

A spokesman for the force said: "Specially-trained police officers are with the family of the elderly local man who died as a result of this tragic incident. They are being supported and kept informed about the progress of the investigation.

"The 22-year-old man arrested in connection with this incident remains in police custody and will be questioned by officers as the investigation progresses.

"We would ask that no names of the man who died are posted on to social media until the formal identification has been released so that the family affected can ensure all relatives and loved ones are informed first.

"We want to thank everyone affected by the road closures for their understanding and support at this difficult time."

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