A MAN and a woman have been bailed after being arrested as part of a murder investigation in Tameside.

The 32-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were bailed pending further enquiries on Thursday August 24 after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

The investigation was launched following a referral from the Police Coroner’s Office on Wednesday 21 August 2019 regarding the death of a man from Droylsden.

John Aldred, aged 66, was found injured at his home on Wood Square in the early hours of Friday 16 August 2019 and taken to hospital.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services staff, he died in hospital three days later on Monday August 19.

Detective sergeant Clare Smith, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “As part of our enquiries into John’s death, we arrested two people on suspicion of murder and both were bailed pending further enquiries last night.

“Our enquiries are continuing today and, although we are currently treating John’s death as a murder investigation following the referral from the Coroner’s Office, we are keeping an open mind regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.

“I want to continue to appeal to anyone who may have information, no matter how big or small, to please contact police.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 5887, quoting incident number 401 of 16/08/19. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.