Appeal for Witnesses Following Sudden Death in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have been in Tesco on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough at the time of an alleged attempted theft to come forward.

The attempted theft is thought to have occurred in the store on the evening of Monday 30th April at around 7.30pm.

A 59-year-old woman sadly died after taking ill in the store and detectives are looking into whether her death could be linked to the earlier incident.

A post mortem took place yesterday, Tuesday 2nd May. No further details regarding the cause of death will be released at this time whilst enquiries continue.

The two men arrested on Monday on suspicion of manslaughter and attempted theft have now been released without charge. 

Two further arrests were made. Two men, aged 35 and 37-years-old, who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and attempted theft have both been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who was in Tesco at the time of the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 076000.