Murder arrest after Jarrow house body found
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in South Tyneside.
Emergency services entered an address on High Street in Jarrow and found Simon Bowman who had not been seen since Sunday.
The 54-year-old's remains were discovered inside the property on Tuesday.
Northumbria Police said it believed the deceased and the 30-year-old arrested man were known to each other.
A spokesman said a post-mortem examination would take place in due course.
He added: "This is an isolated incident, not a random attack between strangers.
"Officers will be on patrol in the area throughout the day to carry out enquiries and to speak to any concerned residents and businesses."