Hobden fell asleep on hotel roof – Reports

England

According to reports in the UK media, Sussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden's death was as a result of falling off the roof of the hotel he was staying at in Scotland.

The news of Hobden's death came last Saturday night, and police opened an investigation into the 'unexplained' death, though said that they didn't consider it suspicious.

On Thursday it emerged, according to the Mirror and other newspapers, that Hobden was thought to have fallen asleep on the roof of Davey House, an estate near Forres, and fallen off.

The police gave no details though, only to say: "The death continues to be treated as unexplained and inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

"But there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances. As is standard, a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal."

The Hobden family released a statement asking to be left in peace: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Matthew, who had been celebrating the New Year with friends in the Forres area.

"We now ask that we are left alone to deal with the tragic circumstances that have unfolded and are allowed to grieve in private at this difficult time."

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