Death in flat not suspicious say police

CSI on their way to Hill Street
CSI on their way to Hill Street
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POLICE have confirmed the death of a man in South Shore is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Dennis Kennedy, 59, died last week at his home on Hill Street.

Police initially described his death as unexplained and forensic teams were drafted in to examine the scene.

But detectives now believe no third parties were involved.

It is thought Mr Kennedy may have fallen on the street and then collapsed inside his flat.

A post mortem revealed Mr Kennedy had died from natural causes.

Det Chief Insp Andrea Barrow said: “An investigation was launched following the discovery of a body on Hill Street in Blackpool.

“Following extensive inquiries we believe that there was no third party involvement in the death of the man.

“Inquiries will continue and a report will be passed to HM Coroner.”

Police were called to the top floor flat on Hill Street around 6pm on Thursday, October 20.

Officers carried out house to house inquiries and checked cctv footage.

Neighbours paid tribute to Mr Kennedy, describing him as “a quiet man”.

Yvette Parkinson, 50, of Hill Street, said: “He was a quiet man, he kept himself to himself.

“He used to pass my house on the way to the pub.

“It’s a shame. You always wonder if he was trying to get help.

“It’s sad.”