Teen found dead in street is named by police

The teenager who was found dead in a Tyneside street early yesterday has today been named by police.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 10:52 am
Updated Monday, 15th August 2016, 11:59 am
The scene in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside, where Liam Oliver was found dead. Pic: Trevor Sherwood - PoliceHour.co.uk

Liam Oliver, 19, who was from the Sunniside area of Gateshead, was found unconscious outside an address in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside, at 5.30am yesterday.

Police attended, along with ambulance staff, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Liam's death is being treated as unexplained, and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 298 14/08/16.