Tyne & Wear

St Mary's Lighthouse car death 'not suspicious'

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Image caption The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene

The death of a man whose body was discovered in an overturned car near a lighthouse is not being treated as suspicious by police.

The blue car was found on its roof on the causeway to St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside , just after 07:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The man, who has now been formally identified by his next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Northumbria Police said a report had been prepared for the coroner.

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Image caption The accident scene was discovered by a member of the public

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