Man found dead in Dereham flat named locally as Stuart Yates

Police have confirmed the death of Stuart Yates, in Dereham, was not suspicious. Picture; Archant

Police have confirmed the death of Stuart Yates, in Dereham, was not suspicious. Picture; Archant - Credit: Archant

A man whose body was found in a flat in Dereham has been named locally as Stuart Yates.

Police are treating the death of a man in Boundary Close, Dereham, as unexplained. Picture; Archant

Police are treating the death of a man in Boundary Close, Dereham, as unexplained. Picture; Archant - Credit: Archant

Norfolk police were called to Boundary Close following fears for the safety of a man at 2.45pm on Friday and when they got to the flat, they discovered a body.

The death is continuing to be treated as unexplained by detectives after a post mortem examination, carried out on Saturday afternoon, proved inconclusive.

Norfolk Police Forensic Services at an address in Boundary Close, Dereham, after reports of an unexp

Norfolk Police Forensic Services at an address in Boundary Close, Dereham, after reports of an unexplained death. - Credit: Archant

Police have tonight confirmed bins have been removed from the area near to where Mr Yates lived.

A spokesman said: 'Some bins have been seized as a precautionary measure. They were due to be emptied tomorrow and as the circumstances surrounding the death are still unclear, we seized them.'


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A seal is in placed at the scene in the cul-de-sac, while officers make enquiries and is likely to remain for the rest of the weekend.

One police car remained parked near the property while investigations continue.

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One woman, who knew Mr Yates said she was 'shocked' at what had happened.

The 22-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: 'I used to talk to him when he walked past.

'He was really polite and kept himself to himself. He was just a placid person who was no harm to anyone. He was quite a quiet person.'

A member of staff at the nearby One Stop convenience store in Norwich Road, said Mr Yates came into the store almost every day.

She said: 'He was really nice. He was friendly. He was always chatty. He told me he had something wrong with his arm.'

Boundary Close is on the Pavilion Way estate, next to Dereham Cricket Club, off Norwich Road.

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