Police arrest following the discovery of an 18 year old in Sunniside Gateshead

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of an 18 year old.

The 18-year old man who was found unconscious at an address at Plenmellar Place, Sunniside, Gateshead early this morning (Sunday, 14 August).


Officers are continuing to investigate how the man died and at this time his death is being treated as unexplained.

A 20- year old man has been arrested in connection with the death and is currently in custody helping police with enquiries.


Extra officers will remain 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