Information appeal after body find

Police at the sceene of the incident in Seaton Lane
Police at the sceene of the incident in Seaton Lane

POLICE have appealed for anyone with information to come forward after the body of a man was discovered near a railway bridge.

Officers investigating the death of the 27-year-old Hartlepool man say it is not being treated as suspicious.

His body was discovered on land in Seaton Lane, near to the bridge at Seaton Carew railway station, at around 5.30am on Saturday.

The man has not yet been named, although police say he was from the Owton Manor area of town.

A 35ft section of the tree-lined footpath was closed off while officers carried out their investigations on Saturday morning.

An appeal for anyone with information about the circumstances leading up to the man’s death has now been made.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place and a file has been passed to the coroner’s office.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious.

“A post-mortem examination is due to take place on the 27-year-old man, who was from the Owton Manor area of town.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

“Anyone with information should contact police.”

Crews from Stranton Fire Station and paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service were also called to the incident, but they were not needed.

Anyone with information should call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302110.