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Death in Hebburn

Dated: 18 Dec 2012

Police helmet on a desk.

At 4.03pm on Monday, December 17, police received a report of the sudden death of a woman aged 86 at a house in Dorset Avenue in Hebburn.

The full results of the post mortem are not yet known and enquires are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. Enquiries are in the early stages.

A 57-year-old man known to the woman has been arrested in connection with the death and is helping police with enquiries. Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the death.

Superintendent Andrea Henderson, South Tyneside Area Command, said: "This is currently an unexplained death and enquiries are in the early stages to establish a cause of death. I'd like to reassure people that the arrested man helping police with enquiries is known to the woman and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death."

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