A man has been found dead inside a property in Stevenage after police received calls regarding a concern for welfare.

Officers were called to an address in Hopton Road just after 10.50pm on Sunday, January 21, with emergency services attending the scene.

Sadly, a man was found dead inside the property, with a Herts police spokesman confirming an investigation has been launched.

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"Police are currently investigating a sudden death in Stevenage," read a statement.

"Officers were called to an address on Hopton Road just after 10.50pm on Sunday, January 21, following reports of a concern for welfare.

"Emergency services attended the scene and a man was sadly found dead at the property.

"The investigation is at an early stage and a police presence will remain in the local area whilst enquiries continue at this time."

A Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman added: "Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was also called to this incident and our crews and fire investigation team have been assisting the police with their investigation."