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Blood trail death 'was accident'
Thomas Lunt
Thomas Lunt had been out celebrating his 18th birthday
Police believe the death of a teenager whose body was found at the end of a trail of blood was "a tragic accident".

Thomas Lunt, 18, was found by the patio doors of a house in Widnes, Cheshire early on Saturday.

A trail of blood led from a nearby property, in which a window had been broken, to the house at which his body was discovered.

Cheshire Police said that tests show Mr Lunt, who turned 18 on Friday, died from blood loss from his arm.

Officers are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to his death.

Officer believe he left the Reef nightclub in Cheshire just after midnight, after a night out.

'Wonderful lad'

The window was broken at a property in Albert Street, where it is thought he sustained his injuries.

Mr Lunt did not live at the address, or at the house at Warrington Road where he was later found.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said officers wanted to speak to people who saw Mr Lunt in the area.

She said: "There is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident."

In a statement by Mr Lunt's family, they said he was a "wonderful lad", who "will be sorely missed".

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