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A dog walker has this morning discovered a body on the beach in Hartlepool.

A dog walker alerted police at 7.40am this morning reporting the discovery of a body.

The body is was discovered between Hartlepool Power Station and the Jetty at Seaton Carew.

Officers are on scene and are investigating the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Investigations are at an early stage.

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