A MAN has died after he was found collapsed following a suspected medical episode.

Emergency services were called to the Queen Street area of Grange Villa just after 11am on Sunday.

It is understood the area was cordoned off while officers from Durham Constabulary tried to establish what had happened.

The man, who has not been formally identified, died in hospital on Sunday evening.

His death is not being treated as suspicious but an inquest is expected to be held to determine the circumstances.

A police spokesman said: “The man, whose details are unknown, suffered a head injury during the fall. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”