'Argument' appeal after Mossley man's 'unexplained' death

Michael Whittam Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Michael Whittam, 59, died from a head injury

Detectives investigating a man's "unexplained" death in Tameside are appealing for information about "an argument" heard the previous night.

Michael Whittam, 59, was found dead by police at a house in Moorlands Drive, Mossley at about 10:45 BST on Wednesday morning.

A post-mortem examination found he had died from a head injury.

An investigation is ongoing and a cordon remains in place at the property.

Det Insp Richard Ennis from Greater Manchester Police said: "There are still some elements of the investigation that remain unexplained... we are trying to piece together [Mr Whittam's] activities in the days leading up to his death and we are asking for the public to assist us in doing this.

Police have been told an argument, possibly involving two people was heard on Tuesday night coming from the direction of 29 Moorlands Drive, he added.

"It may be that this arguing actually took place in a nearby property or on the street."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.

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