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Police appeal after victim identified in bin store fire

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, has released a statement after the body was formally identified earlier today.

"We're still keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the area at the time and saw this man, or anyone with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

While there is currently no evidence to suggest he has been assaulted, we're keeping an open mind and enquiries continue."

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, Northumbria Police

Police name man found dead in bin store

A man who was found dead after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay has been formally identified by police as Darren Robson.

The 43-year-old, from Whitley Bay, was found after police were called to reports of a fire at just before 6:20am on Whitley Road on November 21. The fire was extinguished and a Mr Robson's body was recovered.

Police say enquiries are continuing.

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'No evidence of assault' after body found following a fire in bin store in Whitley Bay

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After the discovery of a body following a fire in North Tyneside police say there is no evidence to suggest the man, who was found dead in a bin store, was subject to any assault.

Police were called to Whitley Road, in Whitley Bay, following reports of a fire just before 6.20am on Friday, November 21st.

Officers attended the scene with the fire service, where the fire was extinguished and the body was recovered.

Enquiries into how the man died continue and a cordon remains in place at the scene.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Body found after fire in bin store in Whitley Bay

A body has been found after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

The emergency services were called at about 6:20am on November 21st to the fire at Whitley Road. Once fire crews had put out the fire, they discovered a body in the building.

Police forensic teams are now examining the scene.

Police forensic teams examine the scene
The road is closed while investigations continue.
Forensic teams have cordoned off the area.

Body found after fire at bin store in Whitley Bay

Police and fire crews have found a body after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

The emergency services were called at about 6:20am on November 21st to the building on Whitley Road. Once fire crews had put out the fire, they discovered a body in the bin store.

Police forensic teams are now examining the scene.

Acting Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, said: "Enquiries are in their very early stages in relation to this incident.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact us as they may have information to assist with the ongoing enquiries."

Schoolgirl suffers serious injuries after car flips on A19

A schoolgirl has sustained serious injuries after the car she was travelling in flipped over on the A19.

The 12-year-old girl suffered a fractured spine and internal injuries in the single-vehicle smash last night, October 27th at Norton, Teesside.

She is in a stable condition in Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital.

There were four people in the car at the time, two other young girls aged 12 and 13, and the car's 44-year-old male driver.

All four occupants, from the Whitley Bay area, were taken to James Cook University Hospital. The three with minor injuries were later discharged.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

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16-year-old boy charged with manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy as been charged with manslaughter after the death of a man in Whitley Bay.

Lee Devlin, 40, was found near the Metro station with serious injuries. He died in hospital on September 12.

Two teenage men who were arrested - a 19-year-old on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH and an 18-year-old on suspicion of murder - remain on bail pending further enquiries.

A 16-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of GBH has also been bailed.

A post mortem examination has been carried out and the results are inconclusive.

Teens arrested in connection with Whitley Bay murder

Police have made two further arrests in connection with the murder of a 40-year-old man in North Tyneside.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 16-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of GBH. Both are currently helping police with enquiries.

Two teenage men previously arrested, a 19-year-old on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH and an 18-year-old on suspicion of murder, have both been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police are continuing to investigate the death of Lee Devlin, from Charles Avenue, in Whitley Bay, after he was found with head injuries next to a walkway near the town's Metro station before being pronounced dead at North Tyneside Hospital on Friday, 12th September.

Lee travelled by Metro from Howdon on Friday evening and arrived at Whitley Bay Metro station at 9.45pm. It's believed he was then outside the Metro station for a short time.

Officers are asking for help from the public to piece together what happened after 9.45pm and when he was found with injuries just before 11pm.

A post mortem examination has been carried out and the results are inconclusive.

Whitley Bay death: victim named

Northumbria Police have released the name of a man who died after being found unconscious with head injuries on North Tyneside.

Lee Devlin, aged 40, of Charles Avenue in Whitley Bay, was found on Friday evening lying on the ground at about 11pm near Whitley Bay Metro station. He had travelled there by Metro from Howdon, arriving at about 9:45pm.

Two men aged 18 and 19 who were arrested have now been released on police bail.

A post-mortem exam carried out on Mr Devlin was inconclusive.

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