Police investigating after car found on Whitley Bay causeway

27 Dec 2016 12:00 PM

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Police are on the scene at Whitley Bay after a car was found on the Causeway.

At around 7.08am police received a call from a member of the public to say there was a motor vehicle on the Causeway near to St Mary's Lighthouse.

Officers attended and found a blue motor vehicle on its roof. There was a man in the vehicle but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the individual and inform his next of kin.

Police are also investigating the circumstances as to how the vehicle arrived on the Causeway and the victim's death is currently being treated as unexplained.

If anyone saw a vehicle acting suspiciously in the area in the earlier this morning they should call 101 quoting log 362 27/12/16.