An investigation is under way following the death of a 30-year-old man in South Shields.
Police were called to reports of a fight in Longleat Gardens just before 1.30am on Sunday morning. When officers arrived, the man was found dead at an address in the street.
Four people, two men aged 23 and 29, and two women aged 26 and 30, were arrested at the scene.
Two more people, an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, were subsequently arrested. All six are currently helping police with their enquiries.
The man who died has not been formally identified, and a post mortem to determine the cause of death is due to be held.
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barratt said: "We would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with police.
A number of arrests were quickly made, and it is believed that all of those involved knew each other."
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, ext. 69191.
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