A man has been found dead in a high rise tower block in Walker, Northumbria Police have sadly confirmed.

Officers responded to an incident at Church Walk House in the East End of Newcastle on Saturday at around 2.30pm in the afternoon.

Police outside Church Walk House, Walker, Newcastle
Police outside Church Walk House, Walker, Newcastle

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Emergency services including a helicopter from the Great North Air Ambulance also attended the incident.

Church Walk was cordoned off by police.

Police and forensic officers have been seen throughout the day going in and out of Church Walk House as enquiries into the nature of this incident continue. Plain clothes detectives were also seen by local residents.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At around 2.20pm yesterday (Saturday) we were called to an address at Church Walk House in the Walker area of Newcastle.

“Emergency services attended the scene and sadly found a man who was deceased. Enquiries into the circumstances around his death are ongoing.”

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