A PASSERBY raised the alarm after finding a man’s body in the street.

Police were called to Ormerod Street in Rawtenstall at 8.55pm on Friday.

Insp Michael Johnson of Rossendale Police said an investigation was still ongoing, although it was not believed there were any suspicious circumstances leading up to the death.


Officers are now trying to identify the man so they can inform his next of kin.

Insp Johnson said: “A man was found deceased on the pathway.

“We do not think there is anything suspicious, he just collapsed unfortunately.

“The initial call was made to the ambulance service by somebody who was walking past and found him.”