Police are investigating the unexplained death of a 17-year-old girl in North Tyneside.
At 1:49am on Saturday, September 3, officers received a report from the ambulance service expressing concern for a girl that had been found unconscious in a rear lane in George Road in Wallsend.
The girl was taken to hospital for treatment but later died.
Her death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around what has happened.
Anyone with any information should ring police on 101 quoting reference number 114 030916.