A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers confirmed that the 37-year-old man from County Durham was being interviewed by detectives in Durham today (Sunday, November 11).

A post mortem examination has found that Dean Laing, 38, of Gilesgate, Durham, died as a result of head injuries.

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A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "As enquiries into Dean's death continue, police want to speak to anyone who may have seen a silver Vauxhall Astra being driven in Claypath, Durham City, at around 2.30am on Saturday, November 10.

"This was a private vehicle, not a taxi."

Anyone with information is asked to ring Durham police on 101.