Tyne & Wear

Chester-le-Street alley death non-suspicious

Alley off Poplar Street in Chester-le-Street
Image caption The man was found in an alley off Poplar Street

The death of a man in a back street in County Durham was not suspicious, police have said.

Michal Jarzynka was found seriously injured in an alley off Poplar Street, Chester-le-Street at 06:30 GMT on Monday and died a short time later.

Durham Police initially treated the 37-year-old's death as unexplained.

The force has now said that following a post-mortem examination and further inquiries the circumstances surrounding it have been linked to a fall.

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