Tyne & Wear

Arrest after body found in Newcastle street

Joan Street, Benwell
Image caption The death is being treated as unexplained

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after the body of another man was found in Newcastle.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was found by police at about 05:30 BST on Joan Street, in the Benwell area of the city.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second man was taken to hospital in a critical condition. His condition is now stable, police said.

Northumbria Police said the death is being treated as unexplained.

A police cordon is in place and inquiries are continuing.

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