Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after death of woman in Sunderland

A 69-year-old man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Sunderland.

The 56-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital on Friday evening from the Meadow Drive area with "serious injuries", Northumbria Police said.

She died at about 15:20 BST on Saturday.

A police spokesman the man was held on suspicion of assault. He was later bailed. It is believed the pair knew each other.

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