Eight people have been bailed after a man from Sunderland died in an incident outside a nightclub in Durham.
Seven people were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter – and one for a public order offence – after a man from Hetton-Le-Hole died following an incident outside LoveShack.
An investigation is under way after the incident which happened at around 1am during early hours of Sunday (July 24th).
Police were called to the club, in the Walkergate area of Durham following reports of a disturbance inside the premises involving a number of people.
When officers arrived it was found doorstaff had detained two men and escorted them outside.
However a 54 year old man died shortly after arriving at the University Hospital of North Durham, with what police described as “Difficulty in regards to his health”.
A post mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish a formal cause of death.
The victim has not yet being formally identified.
Det Supt Lee Johnson said; “An incident room has been set up and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened to come forward.
“As part of our enquiries we will also be studying cctv from the cameras both inside and outside the club itself.
“We are in the early stages of our enquiries and trying to build up a complete picture of what led to the initial disturbance and then the events which happened outside. I would urge anyone who can assist to contact police via 101.”
The men are bailed until September and police enquires are continuing.