Stockport Express

Man in ‘suspicious’ park death is named


A MAN who died after suffering a medical episode at a park in Marple Bridge has been named.

Michael Stansfield, aged in his 50s, fell ill in Brabyns Park on March 23.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but sadly died, police said.

GMP said his death was being treated as suspicious.

A woman, aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault in connection with the incident.

She has since been released under investigat­ion, a spokespers­on for GMP confirmed.

A file in relation to Mr Stansfield’s death has been passed to Stockport Coroners’ Court, a spokespers­on said.

An inquest into his death will open at a later date.

After Mr Stansfield’s death, a statement posted on the GMP Marple and Hazel Grove Facebook page said: “To dispel rumours that appear to have been circulatin­g in Marple, we can confirm there was an incident at Brabyns Park during the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd March.

“A man tragically died in public after a medical episode.

“The death is being treated as suspicious and a ‘Crime Scene’ was in place on Wednesday, but it is now stood down.

“There is no risk to the wider public.”

 ??  ?? ●●Emergency crews at the scene in Brabyns Park
●●Emergency crews at the scene in Brabyns Park

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