Four men have been arrested after a man was found dead at a B&B in the seaside town of Whitley Bay.
Emergency services were called to The Bermuda Guest House in the Tyne and Wear town at 5pm on Friday and found the man with serious injuries.
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According to the Chronicle Live, the man, believed to be 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The four men arrested were still in police custody on Saturday.
A post mortem was carried out and Northumbria Police said officers were on patrol in the area.
Detective Chief Inspector Shelley Hudson told the BBC: "We have been carrying out enquiries throughout the night to establish the circumstances around how this man came to suffer his injuries and would ask anyone who has information that may help with our enquiries to come forward and speak to us."