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Police rule out foul play after man's body is found in taxi in A19 layby

The A19 at Seaham
The A19 at Seaham

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."