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Police confirm cause of death for man found dead in Harrogate

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Published by Lizzy McEllan at 2:15pm 11th January 2019.

North Yorkshire Police has confirmed the cause of death for a 56-year-old man, whose body was discovered in a communal area of Woodfield Road in Harrogate on Wednesday 9 January.

The force says it is now in a position to confirm he died of natural causes.

  • North Yorkshire Police has confirmed the 56-year-old man, whose body was found on Woodfield Road in Harrogate, died of natural causes
  • A 51-year-old man and 61-year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of drug offences have been released under investigation while inquiries continue
  • Officers have confirmed their arrests were not in connection with the man's death

A 51-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of drug offences have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Officers have confirmed that their arrests were not in connection with the man’s death.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.

“We hope that this information reassures members of the local community who may have had concerns around the cause of the man’s death.”

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