North East news LIVE: Traffic easing after collision involving five cars on A1

Man’s body found in Newcastle home treated as ‘unexplained death’

The death of a man, whose body was found in a Newcastle home, is being treated as an ‘unexplained death.’

Emergency services responded to a report of concern for a man at a home on Rothbury Terrace, Newcastle on Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm.

Paramedics arrived at the address where they found the body of a man in his 40s. Police have confirmed they are currently treating his death as ‘unexplained.’

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being offered support by specialist officers.

An investigation was launched into the death and three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug supply.

They currently remain in police custody.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the police.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday), emergency services responded to a report of concern for male at an address on Rothbury Terrace, Newcastle.

“Paramedics attended and sadly found a deceased male in his 40s. Police are currently treating his death as unexplained.

“An investigation has been launched and three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug supply. They remain in police custody at this time.

“The man’s next of kin have been notified and are being offered support by specialist officers.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference NP-20211014-0542.”

Police on Rothbury Terrace, Heaton (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Chronicle Live – Sunderland