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Man arrested after woman dies in Hebburn

A man has been arrested after a woman died in Hebburn just after four o'clock yesterday (December 17th).

Officers were called to the address in Dorset Avenue in Hebburn after an 86-year-old woman is thought to have died suddenly.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. He is believed to have been known to her.

Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the death.

"This is currently an unexplained death and enquiries are in the early stages to establish a cause of death.

I'd like to reassure people that the arrested man helping police with enquiries is known to the woman and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death."

– Superintendent Andrea Henderson, South Tyneside Area Command