Coroner to investigate South Shields flat death

An investigation into the death of a woman at a South Tyneside flat has been opened by the coroner.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 12:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2016, 1:41 pm

The body of the woman, believed to be from the Simonside area, was discovered after police and paramedics were called to Bedford Avenue, South Shields on Monday morning.

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Neighbours who described the woman as a “lovely lass” said she had only been living in the flat for a week.

A spokeswoman for South Tyneside District Coroner Terence Carney said: “An investigation has been launched by the coroner into the death.”