Tyne & Wear

Teenager found unconscious in North Tyneside back lane dies

A 17-year-old girl has died after being found unconscious in a back lane in North Tyneside.

Officers received a report from the ambulance service in the early hours expressing concern for the teenager who was lying at the back of George Road in Wallsend.

She was taken to hospital and later died, Northumbria Police confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the force said the death was currently being treated as unexplained.

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