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Detectives make ‘poison’ arrests after man found ‘unresponsive’ in Fenton house

Two suspects are today being quizzed over ‘poisoning’ a man at a Stoke-on-Trent house. Police and paramedics had been scrambled to the property on King Street in Fenton in the early hours where a man in his 40s was found unresponsive.

As reported by StokeonTrentLive, paramedics say the patient was in a ‘critical condition’ and was later confirmed dead at the scene. Now Staffordshire Police say two men have been arrested on ‘suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life’.



The suspects, aged 53 and 31, both from Stoke-on-Trent, are today in custody. Two ambulances and police officers had been sent to the scene at around 3.20am.

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A spokeswoman for the force said: “We were called to King Street, in Fenton, following reports that a man in his 40s had been found unresponsive inside a property. Sadly he died a short time later.

“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers. West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended.

Forensics at the scene on King Street in Fenton

“A 53-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, both from the Stoke-on-Trent area, have been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life. They both remain in police custody while our inquiries continue.”

Paramedics say they were called to a ‘medical emergency’ at the property. An ambulance service spokesman said: “Two ambulances attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was in a critical condition.

Police and paramedics on King Street, in Fenton

“Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Police have remained at the scene throughout today with forensics also being drafted in. Witnesses should call 101 and quote incident 75 of April 19.

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