Man found dead in Sunderland cemetery

09 Feb 2017 08:08 AM

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8pm Update ***

Police investigating a death in a Sunderland Cemetery have established there is no third party involvement in the death.

Earlier this morning concern a man died in the grounds of Bishopwearmouth Cemetery in Chester Road.

Throughout the day detectives have been carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances around his death and a post mortem has been carried out.

Police are now satisfied there has been no third party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner.




Police are investigating the death of a man in Sunderland.

At 6:31am this morning (Thursday, February 9) police received a call from the ambulance service about concern for a man who had been found in the grounds of Bishopwearmouth cemetery, Chester Road, with injuries.

Paramedics treated the man however were unable to save him and he died from his injuries.

Officers are at the scene now and an investigation has been launched into the death.

The identity of the man is not known at this stage and enquiries are underway to establish this.

A section of the cemetery has been cordoned off to allow for a full investigation of the location to take place and the public are asked to avoid the area.

Extra officers will be in the area this morning speaking to local residents, carrying out house to house enquiries and reassuring local people.

Members of the pubic are encouraged to speak to an officer if they have any concerns or any information that could help with the investigation.

Anyone who was in the area of Bishopwearmouth cemetery late on Wednesday night or the early hours of Thursday morning and who might have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 113 09/02/17.

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