Manchester

'Gunshot wound' man 'was not shot', Greater Manchester Police say

Otter Drive, Manchester
Image caption The man's body was found outside a property on Otter Drive in Cheetham Hill

The death of a man police said had died from a gunshot wound is no longer being treated as murder.

Police found the 38-year-old man's body on Otter Drive in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on Friday morning.

Detectives said he had died in a suspected shooting, but a post-mortem examination found he had not been shot.

The death remains inconclusive, but there was no evidence of any third party involvement and the death was no longer suspicious, police said.

They are now awaiting the results of toxicology tests and would like to speak to any witnesses.

Officers particularly want to hear from anyone who saw a white man, who appeared to be drunk, between 06:45 and 07:20 BST in the area between Great Cheetham Street East and Otter Drive.

He was wearing a green t-shirt with Rolling Stones logo, blue jeans, blue pumps and collar length dark hair.

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