Police confirm “unexplained” Dereham death was not suspicious

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

Detectives have confirmed the death of a man whose body was found at a flat in Dereham in February is not suspicious.

Police were called to a property in Boundary Close at 2.45pm on Friday, February 3 after concerns were raised for the safety of a man at the flat.

Upon arrival at the property, police discovered the body of a 48-year-old Stuart Yates.

An investigation was launched with the death initially being treated as unexplained.

Post mortem examinations proved conclusive.


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But following various tests police have confirmed the death was not suspicious.

A file will now be prepared for the Norfolk Coroner's Office.

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Following the discovery of Mr Yates' body a cordon was put in place and officers carried out door to door enquiries as part of the probe.

Boundary Close is on the Pavilion Way estate, off Norwich Road.

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