Inquiry launched after 'unexplained death' of woman inside Washington house

Police have been seen outside the address since the woman was found unconscious. Photo by Vicky Walker.
Police have been seen outside the address since the woman was found unconscious. Photo by Vicky Walker.

A police inquiry is under way after a woman was pronounced dead inside a home.

At approximately 12.15pm today, Northumbria Police received a report for a concern for woman inside an address in the Oxclose area of Washington.

Police and forensic officers outside the property. Photo by Vicky Walker.

Police and forensic officers outside the property. Photo by Vicky Walker.

Officers say she was found unconscious.

The Echo understands the incident happened in Hylton Court.

A force spokesman said: "Emergency services attended but the 41-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"At this stage her death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing surrounding the circumstances of the incident."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 and quote reference number 457 14/08/17.