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

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

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

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

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

An ambulance car was also sent to Bedford Avenue.

Northumbria Police were unavailable for comment.

An ambulance car was also sent to Bedford Avenue.