Investigation launched after body found in Peterlee

Body found in Peterlee.
Body found in Peterlee.

Police have launched an investigation after a body was found in Peterlee today.

Officers were called to a wooded area in the town this morning and enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary, said: "Police were called at around 9.30am this morning (September 4) to woodland near Pentland Close, in Peterlee, following reports that a man’s body had been found.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem is due to take place later this evening.”

"Enquiries are currently ongoing."