Tyne & Wear

Four arrests after man found dead in Wallsend street

John Gibson Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption John Gibson was found dead in Kings Road North

Four men have been arrested after a man was found lying dead in a street in North Tyneside.

John Gibson, 28, from Palmersville, was discovered at 07:15 GMT on Sunday in Kings Road North, near the entrance to the Rising Sun Park in Wallsend.

Officers suspect the man was hit by a vehicle, but they said the inquiry was still in its early stages.

The four men, aged 20, 22, 23 and 24, are being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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