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Man found dead near Durham city
POLICE are investigating after a man’s body was discovered in a village near Durham City.
A dog walker found the body in Mark’s Lane, West Rainton, at about 7pm on Sunday night (September 15).
It is not known how the man died and investigations are being carried out at the scene.
A Durham Police said in statement: “The body was left in situ to allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the man's death.”
A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out later on today, (Tuesday September 17).