Northumbria Police have launched an investigation following the death of a man, who was found near to a cycle path at the Oval in Walker.
The man in his 20s was discovered with a puncture wound, Officers carried out CPR on the man, until paramedics arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have sealed off an area while forensic investigations are carried out at the scene.
Police have told Police Hour that extra patrol’s are now in the area to reassurance residence.
Detective Supt Roger Ford said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are appealing for anyone with any information that could help us with our enquiries to get in touch with us as soon as possible
“We are treating the man’s death as unexplained and an investigation is underway to find out how exactly he has died.
“The victim is a 24-year-old student who was studying at Newcastle University and who was living in the Jesmond area.
“He is a black male, around 6ft tall, bald and of a heavy build. He was wearing a red cycle style jacket, dark combat style shorts, black gloves and white tennis style shoes. He was riding a Carrera mountain bike.
“Enquiries indicate that the man was on the cycle path from around 9am on Thursday morning and we want to hear from anyone who might have been in the area and who might have seen this man to come forward and speak to us.
“The path is popular with joggers, dog walkers and people on their way to work and I would appeal to anyone who thinks they have any information to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone who was in the area this morning, especially around the cycle path under the footbridge, and who saw anything or anyone suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 404 100714.