Officers continue to question a man arrested in connection with the death of a student.

The 21-year-old remains in custody after he was arrested following the death of a man at the Mansion Tyne student accommodation on Howard Street, Newcastle.

Police have launched a murder investigation as they investigate the cause of death.

Forensic officers were seen working at the block of flats on Thursday afternoon, while officers continue to conduct inquiries into the incident.

It is believed the 24-year-old was found dead in his flat by a staff member.

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The accommodation hosts a mix of students from Newcastle and Northumbria university’s and it was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the deceased attended Northumbria.

A statement read: “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a Northumbria University student has died.

"We are in contact with the student’s family and friends to offer any support we can at this tragic time.

"As this is an ongoing police investigation we are unable to comment further."

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police added: “It is believed the two men were known to each other and there is no risk to the wider public, but officers will remain in the area.

“The man’s next of kin have been informed and are currently being supported by specialist officers.”

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