Northumbria Police received reports From the Ambulance service that an 18 year old man has been found unconscious at an address, at Plenmellar Place, Sunniside, Gateshead.

Sunniside is a quiet area with most of the homes privately owned.

One person in the street who does not wish to be named have told Police Hour nothing like this has happened in the area before. The first we knew was when we opened the curtains and saw the police outside.

Another told Police Hour  “This is a nice family street the lad was visiting the house last night. It was an 18th birthday”

Northumbria Police confirmed Officers attended along with ambulance staff but sadly the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are making enquiries into what is currently an unexplained death and are trying to establish the circumstances around how the man has died.

Extra officers are in the area to provide reassurance to local residents and anyone who has seen anything or knows any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 298 14/08/16 .

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