A MAN found slumped in a city street with serious head injuries was named last night as Kevin Forman.

Mr Forman, 32, of Sceptre Place, Elswick, Newcastle, was found by police officers next to telephone kiosks in Newgate Street at 10.45pm on Sunday.

He was given first aid before being rushed to Newcastle General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death was being treated as suspicious.

Detectives were examining closed-circuit TV footage yesterday and questioning people who were drinking in Newcastle on Sunday. An area around Newgate Street shopping centre was sealed off as a forensic team examined the scene.

A post-mortem examination was carried out by Home Office pathologist Nigel Cooper, who confirmed Mr Forman, originally from Scotland, died from head injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Stewart said: "The area of Newgate Street would have been crowded at that time, with a lot of people coming in and out of bars and restaurants, making their way home."

Mr Forman is described as 5ft 8in, stocky, with short, receding brown hair, brown moustache and goatee beard.

He was wearing blue denim jeans with a black belt, green T-shirt with red and orange men on the front, and black boots.

An incident room has been set up at Clifford Street police station, Byker. Anyone with any information is asked to ring 0191-214 6555.