The body of a man who was wearing only socks has been found on a beach.
The naked body was found in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, Northumbria Police said.
He was reportedly discovered by a dog walker at about 8.20am.
An investigation has been launched into the man’s death, which police are currently treating as “unexplained”.
The area has been cordoned off by police.
Officers are carrying out enquiries and are urging anyone with information to call 101 and quote reference number 247 30/12/17.