A man has been found dead in South Tyneside, Northumbria police have confirmed.
The man, in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Hope Street, Jarrow, at 0605 BST on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said they did not believed there had been any third party involvement.
Concerned neighbours are believed to have alerted police to the scene. Detectives said the death was unexplained and an inquiry was ongoing.