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Officers are investigating an unexplained death in Sunniside

14 Aug 2016 00:00 AM

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Sunday 14, August at 5:50pm UPDATE

This is an update in relation to the death of an 18-year old man who was found unconscious at an address at Plenmellar Place, Sunniside, Gateshead early this morning (Sunday, 14 August).

Officers are continuing to investigate how the man died and at this time his death is being treated as unexplained.

A 20- year old man has been arrested in connection with the death and is currently in custody helping police with enquiries.

Extra officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance to local residents and anyone who has seen anything or knows any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 298 14/08/16

Sunday 14, August at 10:20am
At around 5:30am police received a report from the ambulance service that an 18-year-old man had been found unconscious outside an address, at Plenmellar Place, Sunniside, Gateshead.
Officers attended along with ambulance staff but sadly the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. 
Police are making enquiries into what is currently an unexplained death and are trying to establish the circumstances around how the man has died.
Extra officers are in the area to provide reassurance to local residents and anyone who has seen anything or knows any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 298 14/08/16