34-year-old man’s body discovered
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