A MAN whose body was found at the foot of cliffs in South Tyneside has been named.
An inquest was opened today into the death of 21-year-old Jonathan David Hern from South Shields.
His body was found at the foot of cliffs at the Marsden Rock area of South Shields at 2pm yesterday, just south of the Marsden Grotto pub.
Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances, and a report was prepared for South Tyneside’s coroner Terence Carney.
Mr Carney opened and adjourned an inquest into Mr Hern’s death for further investigations to be carried out.