Police investigating deaths of two men inside Sunderland flat give update on inquiries

Police leading the investigation into the deaths of two men who were found inside a Sunderland flat have issued an update into the probe.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:38 am

Police said they were treating the deaths as “unexplained” and have now said they do not believe anyone else was involved the the tragedy.

The force was seen by residents at the address up until Friday evening, with officers in forensic suits and dogs spotted at the property.

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Northumbria Police found two men dead inside a flat in Springwell Road following concern for their welfare.

The identities of the men have not been confirmed, with the case now being passed to the coroner’s office, but police have said they were both 63-years-old.

A spokesperson said: “Shortly after 3pm on Thursday we received a report of concern for two males inside an address on Springwell Road, Sunderland.

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“Emergency services attended and sadly found the bodies of two men – both aged 63 – inside the property.

"Their next of kin have been informed.

“Officers are satisfied that there was no third party involvement in the deaths and a report will be made for the coroner.”

They said they saw police forcing open the door as inquiries began, with a number of marked vehicles and teams arriving as they helped carry out checks.

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