Probes into two deaths

TWO men have been found dead at their homes in Duffield and Denby.

Police have launched investigations after the men were discovered in unrelated cases.

On Saturday, June 4, Michael Ward was found in his flat on Town Street, in Duffield.

The 29-year-old was discovered after a concerned friend contacted police.

Officers forced their way into the property and found Mr Ward’s body at about 5.50pm.

A police spokeswoman said reports that drug paraphernalia were found in the flat were untrue.

However, she added that officers found some “white powder” in the flat.

Police are now waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination on Mr Ward’s body.

The spokeswoman added that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and enquiries were continuing.

A little more than a week later, on Sunday, June 12, a 53-year-old man was found dead at his home on Church Street, Denby.

He was discovered at 7.41am.

The police spokeswoman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the as yet unnamed man’s death.

She added: “The coroner has been informed and our investigations are continuing.”

Police say the deaths are not linked.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about either death should contact the police on 0345 123 3333.