Body found near Sunderland landmark

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POLICE are investigating the “unexplained” death of a man whose body was found in a Sunderland street last night.

The man’s body was discovered in Bodlewell Lane, near the Echo 24 building.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said today: “At 8.20pm on Tuesday, November 12, police were informed that the body of a man had been found in William Street, Sunderland.

“Police are carrying out inquiries into the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

“A Home Office post-mortem will be carried out later today.”