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.