Tyne & Wear

Body found in Newcastle street identified

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

A man who was found dead in a street has been named by police.

Paul Brettwood, 21, from Newcastle, was pronounced dead on Joan Street in the Benwell area of the city at about 05:30 BST on Wednesday.

Northumbria Police said the death is being treated as unexplained. A 29-year-old man was arrested and has since been released under investigation.

Another man was taken to hospital in a critical condition but is now stable, police said.

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