Detectives appeal as investigation continues into unexplained Tamworth death

Tuesday, 26th January 2021

STAFFORDSHIRE Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward as an investigation continues into the death of a man in Tamworth.

31-year-old Joe Olner, of Eringden, Tamworth, died in hospital a short time after officers were called to a incident in Crossfell shortly before 5:30am on Tuesday 19 January.

Detective Inspector Alan Lyford from Staffordshire Police said:

“Joe’s sad death is currently being treated as unexplained following an inconclusive post-mortem.

“Further work to establish the circumstances around the death are ongoing and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Eringden or Crossfell area of Tamworth between 9pm on Monday 18 January and 5:30am on Tuesday 19 January.

“We have started carrying out assessment of local CCTV but we ask that anyone with footage of the area get in touch – if we’ve not already spoken to you.”

Joe’s family is being supported by specially trained officers and have asked for their privacy to be respected.

At Tamworth Informed, our thoughts are with the family and friends of Joe.

Please share any information anonymously via the national police portal at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 62 of 19 January.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of the 3rd National Lockdown. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

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> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here