Hanley flat death: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

Wainwright walk flats Forensic examinations were being carried out at Wainwright Walk, which has been cordoned off, police said

Four people are still being questioned in connection with the murder of a man at a flat in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police found the body of the 37-year-old in an apartment in Wainwright Walk, Hanley, at 05:30 GMT on Wednesday.

The victim is yet to be formally identified and officers were trying to trace his family, police said.

It said a man, 40, had been arrested on suspicion of murder. Two women, aged 42 and 61, and a man, 55, who all knew the victim, were also being held, it said.

All four remain in custody, Staffordshire police confirmed.

The force said Wainwright Walk had been cordoned off while forensic examinations and door-to-door inquiries were being carried out.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Stoke & Staffordshire

Weather

Stoke-on-Trent

18 °C 9 °C

Features

  • HandshakeKiss and make up

    A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt


  • Pellet of plutoniumRed alert

    The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13


  • Burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of AleppoBefore and after

    Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war


  • Woman on the phone in office10 Things

    The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets


  • Amir TaakiDark market

    The bitcoin wallet with controversial users


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.