Police say they do not suspect anyone following the deaths of two people in Washington.
Police received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.
"This investigation is at an early stage, however, there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.
"Early indications are that no one else has been involved in these deaths but our enquiries continue to establish exactly what has taken place."
Police are currently at an address in Washington after a report of the death of two people.
They received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.
Police say a man and woman had been found by a carer who called emergency services. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine how they died.
Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Washington. They were called to an address at Biddick Villas in the town earlier today.
A man and a woman were found by a carer and were pronounced dead at the scene.
A man has been treated in hospital after being attacked with a suspected samurai sword in Washington. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries at about midday this afternoon.
Another man aged 26 has been arrested in connection with the attack and remains in police custody.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Washington.
It happened outside an address in Thornton Court in Glebe at 10pm on Wednesday, November 20.
A 46-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth hospital back and abdominal injuries which are not life threatening.
Police have arrested and bailed two men aged 43 and 33, and two women aged 51 and 28 on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.
An inquest heard that a soldier from Washing killed in Afghanistan wasn't wearing any body armour at the time.
Sapper Richard Walker was shot by a member of the Afghan forces he was serving alongside. A coroner in Sunderland has returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident on the A1(M) southbound at J64 A195 (Washington).
Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.
The family of missing Daniel Moir has made the following statement after his body was found in the River Wear.
"We want to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their love and support. We also wish to thank Northumbria Police for their commitment and efforts in trying to find Daniel and the help and support of police officers. Please respect our privacy now as we deal with our loss."
Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Wear is that of missing 23-year-old Daniel Moir from Washington.