Man arrested over 'unexplained death' of teenager found in Tyneside street

The 18-year-old was found dead in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside. Pic: Trev Sherwood - PoliceHour.co.uk.
The 18-year-old was found dead in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside. Pic: Trev Sherwood - PoliceHour.co.uk.
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Police investigating the unexplained death of a teenager who was found unconscious in a Tyneside street have arrested a 20-year-old man.

Officers received a report from the ambulance service at 5.30am today that an 18-year-old man had been found unconscious outside an address in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside, Gateshead.

Officers at the scene in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside. Pic: Trev Sherwood - PoliceHour.co.uk.

Officers at the scene in Plenmeller Place, Sunniside. Pic: Trev Sherwood - PoliceHour.co.uk.

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

Officers are making inquiries into what is currently being treated as an unexplained death, and are trying to establish the circumstances around how the man, who has not yet been named, died.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said this evening: "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."

Anyone who has seen anything or knows any information is asked to contact the police on 101.