Cause of South Shields flat death revealed

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

Monday, 9th May 2016, 2:14 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 4:00 pm
Police and forensics at the block of flats where a man's body was found.

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

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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."