John Coates tower block murder: man arrested
- 20 September 2012
- From the section Tees
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 61-year-old found dead in his Teesside flat.
The body of John Coates was discovered in Fleet House, Cargo Fleet Lane, Thorntree, on 13 September, after family members contacted police.
A post-mortem examination later revealed that he died of head injuries, and a murder investigation began.
Cleveland Police said a 23-year-old Middlesbrough man was being held in connection with the death.