A man has died in hospital after emergency services were called to a cemetery earlier this week.

Officers from Cleveland Police were called to a report of concern for the safety of a man at around 7pm at Thornaby Cemetery on Tuesday, July 26.

Crews from the North East Ambulance Service and Crime Scene Investigators were also sighted at the scene, near the A1130.

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A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said officers and ambulance service colleagues attended the area of Thornaby Cemetery, where a man was found with injuries.

But despite the best efforts of hospital staff he was confirmed dead on Friday morning.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "The man was taken to hospital but sadly later died. His death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

“Our thoughts are with his family."

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