EMERGENCY services responded to a call-out of a sudden death in Barrow.

Police, paramedics and a fire crew attended a house on Dominion Street, Walney, after it was reported a man had died.

The man was named locally as Keith Thompson who was in his mid-70s.

He reportedly suffered with a range of health issues prior to his death.

Mr Thompson, who worked at the shipyard for a number of years before he retired, was unmarried and left no children.

A police spokeswoman confirmed services were in attendance and there were ‘no suspicious circumstances at this time.’

She said: “Police were called to a report of a sudden death at a property in Barrow.

“Emergency services were called to Dominion Street, Walney, at 4.30pm on Friday.

“A man in his mid-70s was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are no suspicious circumstances at this time.”

Barrow fire services were also called to assist the police with entry to the house.

A spokesman from Barrow Fire and Rescue confirmed the team arrived to ‘assist entry’ for the police.

He said: “We attended to force entry on behalf of the ambulance.

“Unfortunately the gentleman had already passed away when we entered the premises.

“We left it in the hands of the police and came away soon after.

“Unfortunately we do attend a number of these incidents but we were just present to assist and the police lead.”

Paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service also attended.

Two ambulances were called to the scene at 4.13pm on Friday.

A spokeswoman said: “An ambulance was called at 4.13pm on Friday October 4.

“Two ambulances were in attendance at the scene.

“Fire services were called to assist with entry.”