Two men arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a Whitley Bay man have been released with no further police action.
Mathew Davis, who was 39 and from North Parade, was found dead in his home on Friday evening.
Officers launched a murder investigation and continue to question three men aged 26, 43 and 51 years, who remain in custody.
A 29-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender also remains in custody.
Extra officers remain in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and members of the public.