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Chester-le-Street death not suspicious

The death of a man whose body was found in Chester-le-Street yesterday morning is being treated as non-suspicious.

The man has been named as 37-year-old Michal Jarzynka.

Police were called to an alleyway off Poplar Street just after 6.30am on Monday following reports of a person lying injured in the street. Officers and the ambulance service attended but the man was declared dead at the scene.

Following the results of a post-mortem that took place last night and police enquiries the death is known not to be suspicious and police say the circumstances surrounding the death are linked to a fall.

Body found in Chester-le-Street

The scene where a body has been found in Chester-le-Street Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An investigation has been launched after a body was found in an alleyway in Chester-le-Street.

Police were called to the alley close to Poplar Street on the morning of November 28, following reports of an injured man.

An investigation has been launched after a body was found in Chester-le-Street Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Police at the scene of where a body has been found Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The death is being treated as unexplained and a cordon has been put in place while police enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Police investigate after a body is found in Chester-le-Street Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Man arrested after Chester-le-Street assault

Station Road, near Front Street Credit: Google Street View

Police have arrested a man in connection with a serious assault in Chester-le-Street.

The attack took place on Station Road, near Front Street at around 1pm on August 10. The victim, thought to be in his late twenties, has been taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious injuries.

A 35-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.

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