Sudden death of man prompts police appeal

Police are appealing for information after a man died in hospital following an incident in a Stevena

Police are appealing for information after a man died in hospital following an incident in a Stevenage street. - Credit: Archant

A man has died in hospital after police responded to a concern for welfare incident in a Stevenage street on Friday last week – and officers have now launched an appeal for anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

Officers were called at about 8.30pm to reports of concern for the welfare of a man in Verity Way.

They attended along with the ambulance service and the man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital. He sadly passed away the following morning.

The man’s death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage, and a spokeswoman has said officers are making enquiries into the circumstances of his death.

Det Con Karen Dewar, who is investigating, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who believes they might have seen the man in the area on Friday evening. He was wearing a white t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms.

“We understand that a car stopped on Derby Way at the time the man was found and I would like the occupants of the car to get in touch. The car is described as gold or brown, box-shaped and had its hazard lights flashing.

“We also understand that two people were jogging in the area at the time and I am appealing for those people to also get in contact, as they could have vital information that will help us, along with the occupants of the car.

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“If you can help please get in touch with me via the non-emergency number 101 or through email at, quoting ISR 895 of October 5.”

You can also report information online at

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.