Arrest made after man's unexplained death

Police have made an arrest after the unexplained death of a man.

Alex Porter-Harris, 33, from Bedford was found unresponsive in Kathie Road, in the town, at about 04:30 BST on 29 June.

The death is being treated as unexplained by detectives who have called for witnesses to come forward.

A 19-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of theft, perverting the course of justice and possession of cannabis, has been released on bail.

Det Sgt Edward Blackburn from Bedfordshire Police said the force was working to "establish the exact circumstances that led to this tragic outcome" and its investigation was ongoing.

"We urge anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anything or has CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage that could assist our investigation to get in touch," he said.

Mr Porter-Harris's family said it was "deeply saddened by this tremendous loss".

"Alex’s vibrant spirit and infectious laughter could light up any room, bringing joy and warmth to everyone around him," a statement said.

"He had a unique ability to make each person feel special and cherished, and his boundless energy touched everyone he encountered.

"Whether it was through his jokes, stories, or simply his infectious smile, Alex had a way of turning ordinary moments into unforgettable memories."

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