A MAN and a woman who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released and will face no further action, police said tonight, Tuesday.

Police were called to a house on Atherton Road, Hindley, at 1pm on Monday after concerns for the safety of a man.

Officers found the body of a man in his 40s.

A 48-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

Tonight police said the cause of the man’s death could not be determined during a post-mortem, however "it is not believed that any other person was involved in his death".

The man and woman will not face any further action and have been released from police custody.

Detective Inspector Philip Housley of GMP’s Wigan Division, said: “My thoughts continue to be with the man’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“We no longer think there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death, this was just a tragic incident.”