Police called after woman, 69, dies in Houghton house

Outram Street, in Houghton. Copyright Googles Maps
Outram Street, in Houghton. Copyright Googles Maps
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Police were called to a house in Houghton after a pensioner died.

Officers went to an address in Outram Street, close to Houghton Cut, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday.

There, the body of a woman aged 69 was found.

There is believed to be no third party involvement.

A report is now being prepared for Sunderland Coroner’s Office.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 4.30pm on Wednesday police were informed of the death of a 69-year-old woman at an address in Outram Street, in Houghton.

“There is believed to be no third party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”

The woman’s name has not yet been released.