Stoke & Staffordshire

Newcastle-under-Lyme death: Man died from blunt injuries

A man found dead at a flat in Staffordshire died from blunt injuries to his head and body, police have said.

Staffordshire Police found the body of Brian Townley, 42 and known as Nick, at Hempstalls Court, Hempstalls Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Tuesday night.

A 21-year-old man from the area who was arrested on Wednesday is still being questioned. A 29-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent has also been arrested.

Officers are treating Mr Townley's death as murder.

Another man, aged 20, and a 15-year-old boy have been released on police bail.

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