UPDATE: Police name man and teenager found dead in Burslem

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Staffordshire Police have named two men found dead within hours of each other in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

Teenager Nathan Bates, aged 19, and Robert Goodwin, aged 57, where found in two separate locations last Thursday, October 11.

Police have revealed that both men knew each other.

A murder investigation is ongoing led by the Major and Organised Crime Department in the case of Nathan’s death.

The circumstances surrounding Robert’s death are currently being treated as unexplained.

The 57-year-old’s body was found near allotments on Leonora Street in Burslem at 1.20pm.

Officers later discovered Nathan’s body in a house on Barnfield Road, at 3.50pm.

Post-mortems have now been completed on both bodies, but officers are still continuing their searches of the Grange Park area.

Police have also carried out an in-depth search of the drainage systems on Barnfield Road and surrounding areas in an attempt to find more clues about the two men’s deaths.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Everett, senior investigating officer for Staffordshire Police, said: “The investigation into the two men’s deaths continue and any information you might have, no matter how small or insignificant, could be useful in our efforts to confirm the exact series of events that took place.”

Anyone with information about the incident who may have been driving in the area on that day or have outwardly-facing CCTV footage is to call 101 quoting incident number 378 of 11 October.

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