Emergency services on scene at South Shields flats after 'body' discovered

Police on scene at Bedford Avenue.
Police on scene at Bedford Avenue.

Police and paramedics have been called to a block of South Shields flats after reports a 'body' has been found.

They attended a property in Bedford Avenue, Laygate, South Shields, at around 6.30am today.

An ambulance car was also sent to Bedford Avenue.

An ambulance car was also sent to Bedford Avenue.

It is understood from neighbours that a woman's body has been discovered inside one of the addresses.

Northumbria Police were unavailable for comment.