Tyne & Wear

Two held over woman's death in Newcastle

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences over the death of a woman found lying in a city centre street.

Police said the woman was found unconscious in West Road, Newcastle, at around 21:30 GMT on Saturday and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

She was later pronounced dead and two people were arrested.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were being questioned in connection with drug offences.

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