THE body of a 27-year-old man has been found inside Newcastle’s City Library.

The discovery was made on Monday evening.

Emergency services, including paramedics, were called to the New Bridge Street West library, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “At about 7pm on Monday we received reports of concern for a man at City Library on New Bridge Street West in Newcastle.

"Emergency services attended and sadly a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the body and trace the next of kin.

“There is not believed to be any third party involvement. A report will now been prepared for the coroner.”