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Police are no longer treating the death of a man who died from head injuries in a Leeds street as murder.

Nicolai Brown, 27, was found by officers in Back Moorfield Terrace, Armley, on Monday night after police were called to reports of a man in distress in the street in neighbouring Moorfield Avenue.

Nicolai Brown

Nicolai Brown

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

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A 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

But a post mortem examination showed Mr Brown died as a result of a serious skull fracture consistent with a fall.

PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

The man who was arrested has been released without charge.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The initial circumstances surrounding Mr Brown’s death were very suspicious and it was entirely appropriate that we treated it as a murder investigation.

“As a result of comprehensive enquiries into his movements in the time leading up to his death and the results of a full forensic post mortem examination we are now satisfied that his death is not suspicious. A file is being prepared for the Coroner so that an inquest can be held.

“Our sympathies are very much with Mr Brown’s family who have been informed of our findings.”

Police at the scene in Moorfield Avenue and Back Moorfield Terrace, Armley, Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

Police at the scene in Moorfield Avenue and Back Moorfield Terrace, Armley, Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

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