Girls, 14 and 16, arrested on suspicion of murder after man in his 80s found dead

30 September 2019, 16:01 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 17:25

The man died at home on Edinburgh Drive, Wisbech
The man died at home on Edinburgh Drive, Wisbech. Picture: Google Street View
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 80-year-old man was found dead at his home in Cambridgeshire.

Police have confirmed that two girls, aged 14 and 16, are under investigation over the "unexplained death" of a man in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Officers attended the property on Edinburgh Drive at 5PM on Saturday following reports of a man in cardia arrest.

He died at the scene.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed three girls aged 12, 14 and 16, and a 20-year-old man were initially arrested "in connection with the incident".

The 12-year-old girl and 20-year-old man have been released with no further action.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at about 5pm on Saturday (28 September) by the ambulance service with reports of a man in a cardiac arrest in Edinburgh Drive, Wisbech."

“The man, in his 80s, sadly passed away at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained."

“Three girls aged 12, 14 and 16 and a 20-year-old man were arrested in connection with the incident. Two girls aged 14 and 16 have been bailed until 25 October. The other 12-year-old girl and the man have been released with no further action."

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