Body of man, 41, found in flat

Flower left as a tribute

Flower left as a tribute

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EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid after the body of a man was found at a flat in Hartlepool.

Police were called to a flat in Mayfield House, Friar Terrace, on the Headland, shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening and discovered the body of a 41-year-old man in a bed.

He was named locally as David Dunn, widely known to many of his friends as Stan.

Officers spent around three hours at the address having been alerted to the sudden death.

Police are not treating Mr Dunn’s death as suspicious, and a file has been passed on to Hartlepool coroner Malcolm Donnelly.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to an address at Mayfield House, in Friar Terrace, Hartlepool, at around 7.55pm on Sunday, January 6 following a report of the sudden death of a man.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Floral tributes have been left at the block of flats where Mr Dunn, a former Dyke House Comprehensive School pupil, lived and tributes have been pouring in to social networking site Facebook in his memory.

John Sharp and Gemma Robinson wrote: “R.I.P david dunn love sharpy u with the rest of the lads now good night god bless sharpy and fam.”

Katie Gales’ message read: “aw bless r.i.p. dunny x”.

Lorraine Hill wrote: “Rip dunny another young life taken so soon x”.

Twiggy Vale’s tribute said: “rip stan my lad we had some laughs stan xx”.

Polly Smith added: “R.I.P dunny mate gone but not forgotten x”.

Danielle Llewellyn’s tribute said: “such a shock!, RIP dunny!!X”

Barbara Wise wrote: “Remembering ur cheeky smile, It was a pleasure to have known you and watch you grow into the man u became rip barbara & gail xxxx.”