Investigation launched after body found in Peterlee

Police have launched an investigation after a body was found in Peterlee today.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 4:31 pm
Body found in Peterlee.

Officers were called to a wooded area in the town this morning and enquiries are ongoing.

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A spokesman for Durham Constabulary, said: "Police were called at around 9.30am this morning (September 4) to woodland near Pentland Close, in Peterlee, following reports that a man’s body had been found.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem is due to take place later this evening.”

"Enquiries are currently ongoing."