POLICE said a 39-year-old man who was found collapsed in a North-East street has died.

Police were called to reports that a man had collapsed on Baxter Road in Town End Farm, Sunderland, at 3.20pm this afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Officers attended the scene and a 39-year-old man was found to have died.

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"A 40-year-old man was arrested for an unconnected matter and is helping police with the investigation."

Anyone who was in the area at the time, or who has any information, is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 1128 of May 15, or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.