lord street in crewe - pic by Jaggery under licence

A man found dead in a flat in Crewe, sparking a murder investigation, has been identified.

Mariusz Mokras, 41, who lived in Crewe and was originally from Poland, was found dead on January 3 in a flat on Lord Street.

Cheshire Police say his family have been informed and are currently being supported by specialist officers.

Detectives say the death is being treated as murder and inquiries are ongoing.

Two men from Crewe, aged 22 and 39, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 22-year-old has been released on conditional bail and the 39-year-old has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Paul Hughes said: “I understand that incidents of this nature are extremely concerning to the community and I would like to reassure them that we are everything we can to establish exactly what has taken place and who was responsible.

“We are at the early stages of our investigation.

“At this time this appears to be an isolated incident.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I urge anyone with any information that may help our investigation to get in touch.

“You can call us on 101, quoting IML 604006, or give us the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about.

“Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

(Pic of Lord Street by Jaggery, under licence)

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