Man, 40, found dead in Hartlepool town centre house

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A MAN has been found dead in a house in Hartlepool.

Anthony Wayne Knighton, 40, was discovered at a property in Stephen Street, in the town centre of Hartlepool.

Police were called to the address at 11.10pm on Thursday, May 1.

Officers have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Details of the incident have been passed to town coroner Malcolm Donnelly who is expected to open an investigation into the death this week.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police were called at around 11.10pm on Thursday, May 1, to an address in Stephen Street, Hartlepool, after a report of the sudden death of a man aged 40 years old.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file was prepared for the coroner.”