Police say there are no suspicious circumstances after the body of a man was found in a taxi near Seaham this morning.
A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: "Police were called to a taxi parked in the layby on the A19 near Seaham following concerns for the welfare of a man shortly after 7am this morning.
"Sadly, a 39-year-old man, from Newcastle, was found dead inside. His family have been informed.
"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death."