Police cordon off dead man’s Sunderland street after body found at Washington waste works

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POLICE have cordoned off a street in Sunderland after a man’s body was found several miles away at a Washington waste-handling centre.

Officers today announced they believe the body found in Wilden Road on the Pattison Industrial Estate yesterday to be that of John Sumner, 26, of Lincoln Street.

The death is being treated as suspicious and Mr Sumner’s street was cordoned off this morning by officers.

Police are also carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area.

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