AN investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a house in Washington.

The death of a 31-year-old man is being treated as "unexplained".

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Officers were called to the property in Trafalgar Road at about 2.20pm on Tuesday after being given a report by the ambulance service.

A police spokesperson said: "The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is being treated as unexplained at this time while police carry out initial enquiries at this early stage.

"The man is yet to be formally identified and his next of kin are being informed."