Police Officers in Hartlepool responded to a reports on an unexplained death in a Hartlepool street.
Crime Scene officers and detectives have responded to the incident which happened shortly before midday on Sunday.
Eye witnesses at the scene who do not wish to be named have told Police Hour that they were alerted to an ongoing incident when the police arrived.
Upon look out of their doors they noticed blood within the street and within a white car parked outside of an address with the door wide open.
Officers then quickly closed the street and asked members of the public to stay within their own homes or behind the cordon.
Another eye witness shared a snapchat image with Police Hour showing the moments police put up the initial cordon.
They stated there was blood all over the street as officers arrived to the scene.
The eyewitness who does not wish to be named stated that the first time they were aware anything had happened was when they heard the sirens.
We’d urge member of the public not to speculate as to the nature of the incident until Cleveland Police have released official comment.
Officers are on scene at the incident on Charterhouse street and are expected to be on the scene for a number of hours.
Anyone who does live within the street is being allowed access to their home address.
Forensic offices have erected a blue forensics tent and a cordon within the street is currently in place.
Detectives from CID are also in attendance at the scene and are conducting enquires with anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
A vehicle which was placed under a blue tent within the cordon has been wrapped and removed from the scene for forensic examination.
Cleveland Police have told Police Hour “Cleveland Police have released a statement to Police Hour saying “Police were called at 11.57am today (Sunday September 15) to reports of a man found deceased in a property in Charterhouse Street, Hartlepool.
“A cordon is in place as officers begin to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death, which is unexplained.
”We are unable to provide any further details at this stage of our investigation but would ask anyone with information to call 101, quoting reference number 159141.