DETECTIVES have arrested two men on suspicion of drugs offences in connection with a sudden death at a house in Hartlepool.
42-year-old man was arrested by police on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance, while a 47-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled drug.
The pair were questioned by officers before being released on bail pending further inquiries.
Police made the arrests following the discovery of the body of a man – who is in his early 40s and named locally as Sean Gibson – at a house in Staithes Court, off the town’s Mainsforth Terrace.
The property was cordoned off and guarded by a police officer while routine investigations were carried out from about 5.40pm on Wednesday when the grim find was made.
Police vehicles were also stationed outside of the property.
A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the man’s body, although police say there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this stage.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police were called to a report of a man in his early forties being found dead at an address at Staithes Court in Hartlepool at around 5.40pm on Wednesday, August 6.
“Inquiries are ongoing into how the man died although his death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
“A man in his early forties has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance in connection with the incident, and a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.”