A murder investigation has been launched after a 39 year old man was discovered at a Guest House in Whitley Bay.
Matthew Davis, had been discovered on Friday at 5pm and after a post-mortem, Police have taken the decision to treat the death as suspicious.
Five men have been arrested for the murder and are now in Police Custody.
DCI Shelley Hudson, who is leading the investigation said: “Our inquiries have led us to believe Matthew was sadly murdered and we are treating his death as a murder investigation. We have arrested five men who are currently in custody and helping us with our enquiries.”
The Police are urging anyone who might have information to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 739 170317.