Tyne & Wear

Man lying dead in Wallsend street possible hit-and-run victim

Police cordon and cars on Kings Road North
Image caption The man was found lying dead in Kings Road North

A man has been found lying dead in a street in North Tyneside, having possibly been the victim of a hit-and-run.

He was discovered at 07:15 GMT in Kings Road North, near the entrance to the Rising Sun Park in Wallsend.

Paramedics attended and found the man had died.

Officers suspect the man was hit by a vehicle, but said the inquiry was still in its early stages. They urged anyone with information to come forward.

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