Police investigating man's death in field say it is 'not suspicious'

Emergency services were called to a field of Highbury, in Jesmond just after 12am on Wednesday 31 May. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An investigation is underway after a man's body was found in a field.

Emergency services were alerted to reports of concern for the welfare of man in Newcastle just after 12am on Wednesday 31 May.

Officers attended the field, just off Highbury, Jesmond, where the man was confirmed to be dead.

His next of kin have been notified and are being offered support by specially-trained officers.

Northumbria Police said it is not treating the man's death as suspicious.

Anyone with concerns or information which could assist with the investigation is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information can contact officers via the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230530-1450.

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