Fall in street killed Chorley man

Fall in street killed Chorley man

Fall in street killed Chorley man

First published in News

A man found dead on the street with head injuries probably died as a result of a fall, say police.

The body of David Swinbank, 52, was found on Christmas Eve, in Gillibrand Walks, close to Chorley town centre.

Police treated it as a “serious incident” and sealed off the whole of Gillibrand Walks, along with sections of Carrington Road, Hamilton Road and Regent Road as a forensic team in full white body suits combed the area.

Later, a police spokesman, said: “The discovery of the body of a man is not being treated as suspicious.

“At around 7.30am we received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had found the body in Gillibrand Walks.

“The man has been formally identified as 52-year-old David Swinbank.

“A post mortem examination has been carried out, which has established he has died from a head injury, thought to have been caused by a fall.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

Gillibrand Walks resident Mark Adams said he had become aware of the incident when he woke.

He said: “I heard a bang outside during the night but thought little of it as we often get shouting and people making noise, especially at this time of year.

“When I looked out this morning I saw someone lying close to a car near the pavement. At first I thought it was someone repairing the vehicle.

“The police and ambulance turned up very quickly and the street was sealed off all morning.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree