A 16-year-old boy has died after police were called to an address in Ellesmere Port on Thursday.
Police were called to an address on Kingsley Road, Ellesmere Port, shortly before 4am on March 9 following reports of an altercation between a number of teenagers.
At some point a 16-year-old boy became unwell and was taken to Countess of Chester Hospital.
Sadly the boy died on Thursday evening.
Next of kin have been informed and a Home Office Post Mortem is taking place.
The death is not being treated as suspicious but is being treated as unexplained and detectives are looking at how he became unwell.
Five teenagers – two aged 15, two aged 17 and one aged 18 – were arrested on suspicion of assault yesterday and have since been bailed.
Inspector Ian Stead said: “We are aware of rumours circulating of a boy being stabbed. I’d like to reassure the community that this is not the case.
“This is an isolated incident involving teenagers who were known to each other.
“Our thoughts are with the family of the boy.”