"Cleveland Police can confirm that officers were called to Frankie & Benny’s restaurant, Teesside Park, at around 6.30pm last night.
"Police attendance was requested by the ambulance service after the tragic death of a diner at the restaurant.
"A 48-year-old woman who attended the restaurant with members of her family is believed to have collapsed, suffering from an obstructed airway.
"Efforts to resuscitate the female by other diners and subsequently by the ambulance crew failed. Cleveland Police would like to extend condolences to the family of the deceased"
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