Body found near Herrington Country Park

Police are investigating after the discovery of a man’s body early today.

Saturday, 28th September 2019, 11:05 am
Updated Saturday, 28th September 2019, 14:59 pm
A man's body has been discovered near Herrington Country Park

A Northumbria Police spokesperson confirmed officers had been called to a site near Herrington Country Park shortly after 7am today, Saturday, September 28.

They said: “At around 7.15 this morning (Saturday) police received a report of a body being found near to Chislehurst Road in Houghton-le-Spring.

“Emergency services attended and found the body of a man.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate next of kin and formal identification is yet to take place.”

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One man said he had been taken aback to see the activity by the emergency services this morning.

“It was probably half past eight, nine o’clock,” he said.

“Nothing happens down here, so I was quite surprised when I saw all the lights going.