Man dies following argument outside his home

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 64-year-old man died following an incident outside his home in Whitworth.

Police and Paramedics were called to Market Street following reports of an argument outside a property around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Patrick Gallagher was found collapsed inside his home following the incident and was taken to Fairfield Hospital but died in the early hours of this morning. A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out tomorrow to establish the cause of death.

Detectives investigating the circumstances of the incident have arrested four men aged 64, 59, 46 and 46, and a 46-year old-woman in connection with the incident. All have been bailed pending further inquires.

Det. Chief Insp. Mark Gray from the force major investigation team, said: “Our investigation into this incident continues and we have interviewed many people in and around the local area.

“However, I would urge anybody that was passing through the Market Street area of Whitworth on Sunday night that witnessed anything they believe could assist us with our inquires to contact us.

“Anyone with any information about this incident should call us on 08451 25 35 45.”