Police Watchdog Investigates Sunderland Death

The police watchdog's investigating the death of a man in Sunderland after a report of men with guns at a house in the city.

Police were called at 6:37pm last night (19th December) after reports of men with guns inside an address in Toward Road.

Enquiries were carried out and it was established that the report was false.

The call had come from an address in Wetherby Road and officers attended the address and spoke with the caller.

While at the address, the 36-year-old caller became unwell and an ambulance was sent to the address.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he died.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and due to the contact between officers and the man the matter will be referred to the IPCC, as is procedure in the circumstances.

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