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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Barrow sudden death 'not suspicious'

POLICE have ruled out suspicious circumstances in a sudden death.

John Martin Chapman, 51,  was found in Horland Court, on Hope Street, yesterday afternoon.

Joy Burton and Jane Duncan, the sisters of Mr Chapman who was known locally as ‘Chappie’, said: “John struggled for many years and will be always loved and deeply missed by his family. We are awaiting official reports to confirm the circumstances of his death.

“John, we are sure, will be missed by all those who really knew him.”

Mr Chapman’s family are being supported by specially trained police officers.

A post mortem has taken place today and police have revealed the death is no longer being treated as suspicious. 

A 30-year-old man from Barrow had been arrested on suspicion of assault but has now been released. 

A small area of Hope Street was cordoned off while officers investigated the circumstances.

Officers are today carrying out door to door enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen Mr Chapman in the last few days or who may have witnessed anything out of the ordinary in the area of Hope Street or Rawlinson Street recently – and particularly on Sunday - to contact Barrow CID on 101 immediately.

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john iv known you for over thirty years, in them years weve gone through some good times, im gunna miss you john you are a true friend and gent love you god bless xx my thoughts are there for jane and joy.

Posted by karen beck on 25 January 2012 at 09:34

i cant believe your dead it was only a few days ago when i lent you a quid looks like am not gettin it back rip mate

Posted by tyler wearing on 13 January 2012 at 11:59

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