Police rule out foul play in death of woman found near Newcastle United's ground

Police say the death of a woman whose body was found this morning is not being treated as suspicious.

By Kevin Clark
Friday, 8th February 2019, 8:51 pm
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 9:02 pm
Police are not treating the death as suspicious
Police are not treating the death as suspicious

At 2.36am today, police received a report that a woman's body had been located in a car park at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Emergency services attended and the body of a woman – who is believed to have been sleeping rough – was found.

An investigation was subsequently launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the death, and police are satisfied there is no third party involvement.

A formal identification process is ongoing, and a report will then be made for the coroner.