Police confirm the body of a man found in Middlesbrough woodland - death treated as suspicious

The scene in Normanby. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Cleveland Police has confirmed the finding of a male body in Middlesbrough woodland and are treating the death as 'suspicious'.

At around 3.25pm on Monday 12 April, police received a call to say that two members of the public found what they believed to be a body in woodland near to Flatts Lane in Normanby, Middlesbrough.

Today, police confirmed the body of a white man has been recovered.

Officers and forensic specialists remain at the scene whilst the investigation continues. Formal identification of the man has not yet taken place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Murphy-King said: “We are treating the death as suspicious and have a team of detectives working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

“I would appeal for anyone with information or who may have witnesses anything suspicious in Flatts Lane woodland area to get in touch with the investigation team on 101 or through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.