Mossley Man Mystery Surrounding Death

Monday, April 4th, 2016 7:39am

Michael David Whittam died from a head injury last Wednesday. Ashton police are now investigating how he sustained the injury which lead to his death.

Police investigating the death of a man in Mossley are appealing for the public’s help.

 At around 10:45am on Wednesday 30 March 2016, police were called to 29 Moorlands Drive, Mossley to reports of concern for the welfare of a man.

 Officers attended and found the body of 59-year-old Michael David Whittam in the address.

 An investigation was launched into the circumstances surrounding Michael’s death and a scene remains in place at the house as enquiries continue.

 A Home Office post-mortem examination found that Michael died from a head injury.

 Detective Inspector Richard Ennis from GMP’s Tameside division said: “We are carrying out a full investigation into Michael’s death, as we would always do, to ensure we can establish the exact circumstances of what happened to him.

 “There are still some elements of the investigation that remain unexplained and as such, we are trying to piece together Michael’s activities in the days leading up to his death and we are asking for the public to assist us in doing this.

 “We have also been told that an argument, possibly involving two people, was heard on Tuesday 29 March at about 10:10pm coming from the direction of 29 Moorlands Drive. I am keen to identify who these people are or whether anyone else heard this argument? It may be that this arguing actually took place in a nearby property or on the street.

 “We are providing support to Michael’s family as we continue with our work, so we can provide them with much-needed answers as to what has happened to their loved one.

 “If you have any information, no matter how trivial you think it may be, please contact officers at Ashton police station on 0161 856 9262 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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