A MAN has been found dead by the side of a road in Tynemouth.
Police were called to Priors Haven yesterday (Thursday) at 6pm after a member of the public found the body in undergrowth off Priors Road.
Officers cordoned off the area to allow initial investigations to take place into the death of the man, believed to be in his 50s.
A police spokesman said: “The death at this stage is being treated as unexplained.
“A post mortem examination will be carried out on Friday morning.
“There is believed to be no third party involvement and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”