Tyne & Wear

Wheelie bin fire death man named as Darren Robson

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Image caption The area was cordoned off for forensic investigation

A man found in a wheelie bin fire on North Tyneside has been named.

Darren Robson, 43, from Whitley Bay, was discovered by firefighters after reports of a fire in a bin store off Whitley Road at 06:20 GMT on Friday.

Northumbria Police are trying to establish why Mr Robson was there.

Acting Det Ch Insp Andy Fairlamb said he did not appear to have been assaulted but police were "keeping an open mind".

He appealed for witnesses.

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