Death of man found in waste plant not suspicious

Northumbria Police believe a body found in a recycling plant in Washington is John Sumner, 26, from Lincoln Street in Sunderland. Officers are not treating his death as suspicious.

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Police appeal for anyone who saw man in his final days

Police investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found in a recycling plant on an industrial estate in Washington, want to hear from anyone who saw him over the past few days.

The body has not yet been formally identified but police believe it to be John Sumner, 26, from Sunderland.

"An investigation has begun into the circumstances of John Sumner's death, which at this time is being treated as suspicious, and we are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"We're keen to build a picture of John's movements over the past few days and would urge anyone who has knows him, or who has any information, to contact us on 101."

– Detective Superintendent Roger Ford, of Northumbria Police Major Crime Team,


Police at Washington recycling plant after body found

Police activity was focusing on a recycling plant in Washington after a body was found. Vans were parked outside Impetus Waste Management at the Pattinson Industrial Estate in Washington.

Officers said a body was found at a "commercial premises" at about 1:30pm on Tuesday, 24th June.

Northumbria Police said their investigation was at an early stage
Police said their offices were in the area to establish the circumstances of the death
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