A body has been found in a top floor flat following a fire in the early hours of the morning.

Police say the fire on Westdale Road in Thornaby happened at 1.55am sadly a body was found within the property by emergency services.

Police have confirmed that the death and fire at Anson House is currently treated as unexplained with investigations being at an early stage.

Detectives and fire officers will be at the address while investigations continue. It would be usual practice for police to initially investigate a fire of this nature until a cause is identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

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