It happened shortly after midnight on Thursday January 18th on Scotswood Road
Body Found In South Shields
A man's body has been found in a rear lane in South Shields
Police tell Heart they were called to Dacre Street at around 7.34am this morning where a man was found lying on the ground.
He was declared dead at the scene.
The area has now been closed off while officers carry out house to house enquiries.
His death is unexplained.
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