The following is an update regarding the death of a man in Whitley Bay, at just before 6.20am, on Friday, November 21, police were called to Whitley Road, in Whitley Bay, following reports of a fire at a bin store.
Officers attended the scene along with the fire service where the fire was extinguished and the body recovered from the bin store.
Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish how the man died, however, at this stage there’s currently no evidence to suggest he has been subject to any assault.
A cordon remains in place as police continue to carry out enquiries at the scene.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “We’re still keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the area at the time and saw this man, or anyone with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“While there is currently no evidence to suggest he has been assaulted, we’re keeping an open mind and enquiries continue.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 168 21/11/14.