Police name man found dead in Sunderland as James Dunn

Police officers at the steps from West Wear Street to Panns Bank. The body of a man was discovered on Tuesday evening, police are treating the death as suspicious.
Police officers at the steps from West Wear Street to Panns Bank. The body of a man was discovered on Tuesday evening, police are treating the death as suspicious.
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A MAN found dead near a city street has been named.

The body of James Dunn was discovered on steps off West Wear Street at about 8.20pm on Tuesday.

Investigations are still ongoing to find out how the 46-year-old died.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Wednesday at Sunderland Royal Hospital proved inconclusive.

Police said they are not looking for any one in connection with the death of Mr Dunn, whose last known address was Azalea Terrace North, in Hendon.

A file has now been passed to the city’s coroner.

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