Man arrested after two found dead in house

Northumbria Police have arrested a man after two people were found dead in a house.

Police received reports at 9.15pm on Tuesday, February 11, that a man was running in to the roar and causing a disturbance at Front Street in Benton. Officers attended and detained the 25-year-old man.

Police conducted further enquiries which led to the discovery of two bodies of a man and woman at a house on front street.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and he is currently in custody helping with enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1052 11/02/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.