Investigation launched after body found on Christmas Eve

Police are investigating after the discovery of a body in Houghton on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 2:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 2:45 pm
Police are investigating after the discovery of a body in Houghton on Christmas Eve

Police issued a short statement today, confirming enquiries were under way.

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"Northumbria Police are currently investigating after a body was found on December 24th at a recycling site in Houghton," it said.

"A Coroner’s report has been prepared and enquiries are on-going to determine the circumstances."