34-year-old man’s body dis­cov­ered

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

THE com­mu­nity ex­pressed shock af­ter a spe­cial­ist po­lice team had to be called in to re­move a 34-year-old man’s body from a house.

Of­fi­cers from the un­der­wa­ter search and marine team with spe­cial div­ing breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus went into the house on Brook Street, Mac­cles­field to re­move the body of Daniel Stanis­law Sopiela.

It’s thought the body had been there for some time but po­lice would not spec­u­late on how long he lay undis­cov­ered.

His death is not thought to be sus­pi­cious. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity have ex­pressed shock over his death. Coun Mick War­ren, ward coun­cil­lor for Mac­cles­field East, said: “This tragic.”

Mr Sopiela is be­lieved to have shared the ter­raced home with a house­mate.

Staff at the Silk Trader pub next door told the Ex­press they had seen him three days be­fore putting his bins out.

Ja Raja, who owns Brook Street Con­ve­nience Store, said he was sad to hear of his death. He said: “I am shocked. He used to come in to buy his din­ners.

“He was al­ways very friendly and nice to me.”

Po­lice were called to the prop­erty at 12.30pm on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 20



sad, af­ter re­ports of con­cerns for Mr Sopiela’s wel­fare.

A po­lice spokesman said: “A male mem­ber of the pub­lic re­ported that they were con­cerned for the safety of the res­i­dent.

“We at­tended the prop­erty and forced en­try and that’s when the body was found. The death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious and a case file is be­ing pre­pared for the coro­ner.”

A spokesman for Cheshire Coro­ner said the of­fice had no­ti­fi­ca­tion of the death but at the time of go­ing the press could con­firm whether an in­quest will take place.

●» The un­der­wa­ter search team was called to Brook Street, Mac­cles­field af­ter the death of a 34-year-old man

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