A BODY has been found in the car park of a North East leisure centre - as the area was cordoned off earlier today.

Police have confirmed that the body of a male was located in the car park of Haven Point in South Shields, South Tyneside on Monday morning.

According to initial reports, the leisure centre was closed and the area cordoned off by police while they dealt with the incident.

The Northern Echo: Picture: JIM SCOTTPicture: JIM SCOTT

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5am today (Monday) we received a report of concern for the welfare of a male in the car park of Haven Point, South Shields.

“Emergency services attended and found a male who was sadly deceased.

“His death is being treated as unexplained, but at this early stage, police do not currently believe it to be suspicious. Enquiries are ongoing.”

However, pictures from the scene have now showed no further police activity and the leisure centre has reopened. 


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