Investigation underway into death in Barrow


A police investigation is ongoing into an incident in Barrow where a man has died.

Police were contacted at 9:55pm on Saturday 9 September by the North West Ambulance Service, who were responding to an incident where a man was found with head injuries near to The Owl and Pussycat pub, Walney Road, Barrow.

The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was taken to Furness General Hospital. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.

A cordon is in place at the scene as initial investigative enquiries continue. Ashburner Way is closed in both directions.

The death is currently unexplained, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

Enquiries are also being made to locate the deceased’s next of kin.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to get in touch. Police would also like to speak to anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage covering this area.

You can contact police online at, quoting incident number 267 of 9 September. You can also call 101 and ask to speak to an officer in Barrow CID.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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