Stoke & Staffordshire

Five held over man's death at house in Newcastle-under-Lyme

The scene
Image caption Police said house-to-house enquiries were being conducted

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found at a house in Staffordshire.

Paramedics were called to the property in Wilmot Drive in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Saturday evening, police said.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene. Five men at the address, aged between 28 and 57, were arrested.

Detectives say they are trying to identify the victim and contact his family.

A forensic examination of the house is taking place and officers will be carrying out inquires in the area around Wilmot Drive over the coming days to establish circumstances leading to the death, a police spokesman said.

Police said the arrested men are a 28-year-old of no fixed abode, a 43-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme, a 56-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme, a 57-year-old of no fixed abode and a 58-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme.