Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

A MAN spot­ted run­ning naked around bars and restau­rants in a city cen­tre is be­lieved to have plunged to his death down a 50ft hole on a nearby build­ing site.

Po­lice launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a man’s naked body was found at the bot­tom of a lift shaft.

De­tec­tives be­lieve he is the same man seen by rev­ellers ‘look­ing lost’ and try­ing to get into nightspots bare­foot and wear­ing no clothes.

One eye-wit­ness saw the man en­ter a diner in Mancheter’s North­ern Quar­ter in what ap­peared to be a ‘con­fused state’ in front of a room full of din­ers.

She said: “He walked in at the back of the restau­rant, which was pretty much full at the time, and stood there for a short while. When mem­bers of staff started to ap­proach him he got scared and went back out of the door.”

He is then be­lieved to have made his way to a nearby bar where he was turned away by bounc­ers.

He was also pic­tured by Twit­ter users who said he ap­peared to be lost. Po­lice be­lieve some time af­ter be­ing turned away from the bar the man man­aged to get onto the build­ing site around 200 yards away.

He was pro­nounced dead af­ter medics had man­aged to gain ac­cess to the bot­tom of the shaft at One Smith­field Square to ex­am­ine the body.

Cops are now try­ing to iden­tify the man and piece to­gether the events sur­round­ing his death.

In a state­ment po­lice said: “This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is at a very early stage and more in­for­ma­tion will be re­leased when it be­comes avail­able.”

THE man runs off… min­utes later he was found dead

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