Tyne & Wear

Two arrests after man found unconscious in Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay Metro station
Image caption The man was found on the ground close to Whitley Bay Metro station

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was found with head injuries in North Tyneside.

The man was found unconscious on the ground close to Whitley Bay Metro station at about 23:00 BST on Friday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. Northumbria Police said the 40-year-old man may have been assaulted.

Two men aged 18 and 19 have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in police custody.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later.

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