Police issue update on body found in South Shields car park

Haven Point in South Shields. Haven Point in South Shields.
Haven Point in South Shields.
The body of a man was found at 5 am on Monday morning.

The circumstances surrounding a body found in the car park of a South Shields leisure centre yesterday are not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

The body of a male was found in the car park of Haven Point, South Shields early on Monday morning.

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The leisure centre was closed and cordoned off as Northumbria Police dealt with the incident.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5 am yesterday (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. The man’s next of kin have been notified.

“Police do not believe the death to be suspicious and a report will be made for the coroner.”

The leisure centre is now open again.

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