Cause of South Shields flat death revealed

Police and forensics at the block of flats where a man's body was found.

Police and forensics at the block of flats where a man's body was found.

0
Have your say

The death of a man found at a block of flats in South Shields is not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to Stanhope Road, yesterday, after the body of a man was discovered in the property, just after 10am, following a fire.

A post mortem carried out has revealed the man's death was due to smoke inhalation.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "A post mortem has been carried out and it has been established the cause of death was smoke inhalation.

"It is not believed to be any third party involvement and a file is now being prepared for the coroner."