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It is the second such investigation launched into the Richmond Local Area Command this year.

About 11pm on Tuesday 14 April 2015, Richmond LAC officers attended a home on Norton Street, Ballina to locate a man after reports of a concern for his welfare.

Police attempted to make contact with the 45-year-old man, however he was not sighted.

About 9am yesterday (Wednesday 15 April 2015), the man’s mother found him unresponsive.

Emergency services were called to the home, and found the body of a man.

Initial investigations suggest there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

An independent critical-incident team will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.

All information will be provided to the Coroner.

In February a similar investigation was set up after police failed to find a man reported to be lying on the ground in nearby Norton Street. They returned some hours later to find the man dead.


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