Investigation under way after death of 23-year-old man in house

Police were called to a house in James Street South, Murton, yesterday afternoon following the death of a man.
Police were called to a house in James Street South, Murton, yesterday afternoon following the death of a man.

A police inquiry has been launched after a man was found dead in a house yesterday.

Durham Constabulary was called to a home in James Street South, Murton, during the afternoon.

A spokesman for the force said: "A formal cause of death has yet to be established but at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious.

"Our inquiries are on behalf of HM Coroner for County Durham and an inquest is expected to open in due course.”