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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Two men charged over events leading up to Millom sudden death

POLICE have charged two people with events leading up to the sudden death of a man in Millom.

Michael Hewson
Michael Hewson

At 8.50am on Friday May 9, police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to a man who had been found dead in a property on School Terrace, Millom.

He has been identified as Michael Hewson, 26, from Millom.

His death is being treated as unexplained and a post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

During enquiries by the police into the circumstances, two people were arrested and questioned regarding the events prior to Mr Hewson’s death

Subsequently, John Fretter, 25, from Newton Terrace, Millom, has been charged in connection with two offences of threats to kill, criminal damage, witness intimidation and section 4 harassment.

He appeared at Barrow Magistrates Court this afternoon where he was remanded until August 1 where he will appear at Preston Crown Court.

Ian Robert Fullard, 52, from Lord Street, Millom, has been charged in connection with assault by beating and perverting the course of justice. He will appear at Furness Magistrates' Court on Friday May 23.

The family of Mr Hewson are being supported at this time.

Given the circumstances of the incident, the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been informed.

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