Man's body found after Whitley Bay wheelie bin fire
A man's body has been found following a fire on North Tyneside.
Emergency services were called to an alley off Whitley Road in Whitley Bay at 06:20 GMT to reports of a fire at a bin store.
It was extinguished by fire crew, and a body was recovered. The area has been cordoned off and forensic investigators are at the scene.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Enquiries are in their very early stages in relation to this incident."
The spokesman added: "Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish how the man died, however, at this stage there's currently no evidence to suggest he has been subject to any assault."