A woman has died after falling from the top of a shopping centre.
Emergency teams were called to a rear lane in Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, at 3pm on Monday following reports that a woman had fallen.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Inquiries are ongoing but police believe she may have fallen from the roof top car park on Park View Shopping Centre.
A police spokesperson said: “Just after 3pm on Monday, August 15, police received a report of concern for a woman in a rear lane in Whitley Road in Whitley Bay.
“Emergency services attended and the woman was sadly pronounced dead.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained however initial enquiries suggest she may have fallen from the top level of a nearby car park.”