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Cheshire Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old South Cheshire man.

Jake Mellor died in hospital a few days after being involved in an “altercation” with another man in a Crewe street.

Jake, of Timbrell Avenue, was admitted to Leighton Hospital on May 10, three days after the incident on Walthall Street.

He was  then moved to North Staffordshire Hospital after his condition got worse, and he died in hospital.

Forensic tests are being carried out to find the cause of death.

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the events leading up to his death, arrested a 25-year-old man also from Crewe on suspicion of murder.

He has since been released on police bail.

Det Chief Insp Simon Price said: “Jake′s family are devastated by their loss and we are working with them at this difficult time. I offer my sincere condolences to them.

“A team of officers are working on this investigation and are trying to piece together the events which led to his death.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Walthall Street on May 7 at around 5.47pm.

“Jake had been in an altercation with the driver of a small hatchback. It is believed this took place near the vehicle which was parked up in the street at the time.

“If you have any information that may help with our enquiries we would urge you to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 297 of May 18 2013.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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