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Middlesbrough burglary death suspects bailed

Alwent Road, Middlesbrough Image copyright Google
Image caption Police believe that Mr French may have been burgled at his home prior to attending the station

Three men arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who collapsed at a police station while reporting a burglary have been bailed.

Laurence French collapsed at Middlesbrough police station on Wednesday and later died in hospital.

Police believe the 50-year-old's home in Alwent Road had been burgled.

The bailed men, aged 39, 40 and 42, were also being held on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

A fourth man, aged 66, who was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, has also been bailed.

Following Mr French's death a post mortem examination was carried out but the results have not been released for what Cleveland Police has described as operational reasons.

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