Man dies after being found seriously injured by police inside a car in Thornaby

A police investigation is underway after the death of man found "seriously injured" inside a silver BMW on Teesside on Friday.

It happened on Trenchard Avenue in Thornaby at around 2.20pm.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and established that a man, aged in his 40s, had sustained significant injury as a result of being assaulted.

Credit: Terry Blackburn

The man, who hasn't been identified, died at the scene.

Cleveland Police say specialist officers are supporting family members of the deceased man and added: "Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time".

Officers are currently patrolling the Thornaby area for increased reassurance to the community.

Credit: Terry Blackburn

Cleveland Police are appealing for any person with information, including dashcam or CCTV footage which may assist their investigation, to make contact urgently on 101 - quoting reference 077823.