Body found on Longsands beach in Tynemouth

A body has been found on a beach in North Tyneside.

Northumbria Police confirmed that shortly before 6.20am today (Saturday 17 October) they received a report that a body had been washed up on Longsands Beach, Tynemouth.

Emergency services attended the scene and cordoned off entry to the beach.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the force said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the incident and to identify the person found.”

HM Coastguard confirmed they assisted Northumbria Police with an incident at Tynemouth Longsands. 11 team members attended and were on scene until just before 10 am when the call was concluded.