Police rule out foul play in death of woman found near Newcastle United's ground

Police are not treating the death as suspicious
Police are not treating the death as suspicious

Police say the death of a woman whose body was found this morning is not being treated as suspicious.

At 2.36am today, police received a report that a woman's body had been located in a car park at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Emergency services attended and the body of a woman – who is believed to have been sleeping rough – was found.

An investigation was subsequently launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the death, and police are satisfied there is no third party involvement.

A formal identification process is ongoing, and a report will then be made for the coroner.