Lancashire

Three held over Preston man's death to face no further action

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Image caption The man was found in a house in Balfour Road

Three men held on suspicion of murder will face no action as the man's death was "not believed to be suspicious", police said.

He was found unresponsive at a house in Balfour Road, Preston, at about 07:45 GMT on Saturday and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three Preston men, aged 29, 31 and 50, were arrested but will face "no further action", Lancashire Police said.

A spokesman said it was now believed the man died as the result of a fall.

Det Ch Insp Becky Smith said officers were "satisfied the man's death is not suspicious".

"A post-mortem has given the cause of death as head and neck injuries, which we believe is consistent with a fall," she said.

"A file will be passed to the coroner in due course."

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