Police are appealing for informationafter a woman was found dead at a house in South Shields.
At 8.10pm police were called to an addressin Oak Avenue in South Shields. Police and paramedics attended and a womanwas pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are carrying out enquiriesto establish the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.
A 24-year-old man has been arrestedon suspicion of murder and is in police custody.
A 48-year-old man has been arrestedon suspicion of assisting an offender and is also in police custody.
Extra officers are in the area to carryout enquiries and offer reassurance to local residents.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector AndyFairlamb said: “Local residents will see an increased police presencein the area as we carry out enquiries into this incident. Officers arealso in the area to offer reassurance and anyone concerned can speak toan officer.
“If anyone has information thatcould help with police enquiries I’d urge them to contact police.”
Anyone who has information that couldhelp with police enquiries is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101ext 69191 ext 69191 quoting reference 1091 150315 or crimestoppers anonymouslyon 0800 555 111.