Police name man, 26, found dead in Sunderland field

Police and ambulance crews at an incident in woodland near to the junction of Hylton Road and Prestbury Road, Pennywell, on Monday afternoon.
Police and ambulance crews at an incident in woodland near to the junction of Hylton Road and Prestbury Road, Pennywell, on Monday afternoon.
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A MAN who died after being found in a field in Sunderland has been named.

A post mortem is due to be carried out on Gary Laws, 26, of South Hylton, who was discovered in a wooded area.

Police were called to woodland near the bus turning circle in Hylton Road, Pennywell, at 3.09pm on Sunday after concern for a man was raised.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Officers and the ambulance service attended and a man was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Inquiries into Mr Laws’ death are ongoing.