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Body Found After North Tyneside Fire
A body has been found after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay.
Police were called just before 6.20am this morning to reports of a fire at a bin store on Whitley Road.
Officers attended the scene along with the fire service where the fire was extinguished and the body recovered from the bin store.
A cordon is currently in place for further investigations.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, said:
"Enquiries are in their very early stages in relation to this incident. Our officers are currently at the scene carrying out investigations to
establish the circumstances surrounding it. I would urge anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact us as they may
have information to assist with the ongoing enquiries.
"I'd also ask anyone with concerns to speak to officers on patrol in the area who are patrolling to offer reassurance to residents."
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