Man collapses and dies in street in Market Drayton


A man has collapsed and died following a incident in the street in Shropshire.

West Mercia Police were called to Sambrook Crescent, Market Drayton, just after 1730 BST following reports of a disturbance.

They arrested a man in his thirties who collapsed moments later and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

His identity is not yet known and police are investigating why he was there as he is not thought to be local.

Det Chief Insp Steve Tonks said details of the incident were still being investigated.

'Not recognised'

"I am anxious to establish how and why he came to be in Sambrook Crescent," he said.

"He appears to be a stranger to the area and was not recognised by local residents who saw him."

Mr Tonks said a post mortem examination was carried out on Sunday by Home Office pathologist Dr Nicholas Hunt.

A cause of death has yet to be given pending the results of medical tests.

A full report is being prepared for Mid and North Shropshire coroner John Ellery.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of routine.

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