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UPDATE FRIDAY 2.15PM: Police formally name man who died at house in Spalding as Dean James, 49, of West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire




A man found dead at a house in Spalding at the weekend has been named by police who have also issued an image of him.

Dean James (49), of West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire, was found "unconscious and not breathing" by paramedics who were called to a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, just before 11.25am on Sunday.

Mr James' family have been informed and they have asked for privacy at this time.

Police have named the 49-year-old man who died at a house in Spalding on Sunday as Dean James, of West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire. Photo supplied by Lincolnshire Police. (5717858)
Police have named the 49-year-old man who died at a house in Spalding on Sunday as Dean James, of West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire. Photo supplied by Lincolnshire Police. (5717858)

A 59-year-old man from Spalding has been questioned and released under investigation by detectives who are treating Mr James' death as suspicious.

FRIDAY 12.15PM: Police inspector thanks town for their support after 'suspicious death' of man at house in Spalding

The man in charge of policing Spalding has described the "suspicious" death of a 49-year-man in the town as an "isolated incident".

Inspector Gareth Boxall, neighbourhood policing inspector for South Holland, confirmed that detectives were continuing with their enquiries after the man was found dead at a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, just before 11.25am on Sunday.

Details of a post-mortem examination on the man have not yet been released but a spokesman for Lincolnshire Coroners Service said that the case was now in the hands of the county's Major Crimes Unit.

Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-001TW. (5618987)
Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-001TW. (5618987)

A 59-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday, under suspicion of murder, was questioned and then released under investigation on Wednesday.

Inspector Boxall said: "We are investigating a suspicious death and a 59-year-man who was arrested has been released under investigation.

South Holland neighbourhood policing inspector Gareth Boxall. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG190517-203TW.
South Holland neighbourhood policing inspector Gareth Boxall. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG190517-203TW.

"This is an isolated incident and we would like to thank the community for their support during these investigations.

"If any residents have any concerns, they should call us on 101."

WEDNESDAY 10.20AM: Man arrested and questioned in connection with a body found at a house in Spalding over the weekend is 'released under investigation'.

A 59-year-old man arrested by police in connection with the death of another man in Spalding has been 'released under investigation'.

The arrest was made after the body of a 49-year-old man was found at a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, on Sunday morning.

Police held a man in custody and questioned him yesterday about the incident which has shocked people living in the street.

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Police news.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: "It's such a lovely, quiet street and we have lovely neighbours here.

"I don't know anything about what happened, but this sort of thing is going on everywhere."

A post mortem on the man who died was due to have taken place on Monday.

TUESDAY 4.10PM Police question a suspect over the death of a 49-year-old man in Spalding as neighbours describe the case as a 'complete mystery'

A suspect is being questioned by police today in connection with the death of a 49-year-old man at a house in Spalding.

Police confirmed yesterday that a 59-year-old man had been arrested and held in custody after the incident at a property in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where paramedics were called to just before 11.25am on Sunday.

A man was found to be "unconscious and not breathing", according to an East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman.

Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-014TW. (5619127)
Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-014TW. (5619127)

But the spokesman then said: "No patient was taken to hospital" and Lincolnshire Police confirmed on Monday that "a 59-year-old man from the Spalding area has been arrested on suspicion of murder".

People living nearby the house have voiced their shock and surprise at the events on Sunday.

One couple, who asked not to be named, said: "We didn't know the people involved as they just kept themselves to themselves.

"We saw the police cars turn up but we didn't hear anything.

"It's a complete mystery to us."

Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-018TW. (5619137)
Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-018TW. (5619137)

MONDAY 4.55PM: First pictures of house in Spalding where 49-year-old man was found dead over the weekend.

Police and crime scene investigation vehicles have been seen outside a house in Spalding where a man was found dead on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination of a 49-year-old man whose body was discovered at a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, just before 11.40am yesterday morning.

Police arrested a 59-year-old man in connection with the death and he is being held in custody on suspicion of murder.

The man who died is yet to be formerly identified but more details as to the cause of his death may be released as soon as tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-001TW. (5618987) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-002TW. (5618996) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-003TW. (5619000) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-007TW. (5619013) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-014TW. (5619127) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-017TW. (5619133) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-018aTW. (5619135) Police vehicles outside a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found on Sunday morning. Photo: SG-261118-018TW. (5619137)

MONDAY 2.55PM: Police confirm that 'investigations are still ongoing' into the death of 49-year-old man found in Spalding

Police have confirmed that their enquiries into the death of a 49-year-old man found at a house in Spalding on Sunday "are still ongoing".

A post-mortem exam into how the man, who is yet to be formally identified, died is due to be carried out later today.

Police were called to a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, just before 11.40am yesterday.

According to an East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, they received a call about " a patient who was unconscious and not breathing".

Despite a paramedic and ambulance being sent to the scene, the man was pronounced dead at the house.

A 59-year-old man is currently in custody having been arrested on suspicion of murder and a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "Investigations are still ongoing so we will not be releasing any further details at the moment."

MONDAY 2.14PM: Post-mortem due to be held on man found 'unconscious and not breathing' at house in Spalding

Details of how a 49-year-old man died after his body was found at a house in Spalding may become clearer later today.

A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police and paramedics were called to a house in Neville Avenue on Sunday morning.

The man arrested is being held in custody, with a post-mortem examination on the man who died due later this afternoon, according to a spokesman for Lincolnshire Coroners Service.

However, no formal identification has been done on the dead man as yet.

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EMAS news.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 11.24am on Sunday, November 25, to an incident in Neville Avenue, Spalding.

"The caller reported a patient who was unconscious and not breathing so we sent a paramedic, in a fast response car, and a double-crewed ambulance to the scene."

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Lincolnshire Police (4882555)

MONDAY 1.27PM: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body is found at house in Spalding

A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found at a house in Spalding.

Police were called to a house in Neville Avenue, Spalding, where the body of a 49-year-old man was found just before 11.40am yesterday (Sunday).

The man arrested by police is being held in custody.



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