Man's body found in Middlesbrough house


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Police have launched an investigation into the "suspicious" death of a man whose body was found at a terrace house.

Officers were called to an address in Leven Street, Gresham, Middlesbrough, just after 10.50pm yesterday.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "The body of a man was discovered and officers are treating the death as suspicious.

"A forensic post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

"House-to-house inquiries are being carried out and forensic inquiries are taking place at the scene."

The road was closed off and officers in uniform were guarding the scene.

The spokeswoman added: "Police would appeal for any witnesses that may have been in the area since 5pm on Sunday April 22 and who may have seen anything out of the ordinary to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Middlesbrough on 01642 303208.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McPhillips was due to reveal more details about the case at Middlehaven police station later.