A 73-year-old man has been arrested after the sudden death of a 42-year-old woman at a house in Middlesbrough, police have said. Officers were called to a home in Hemlington at about 7pm on Friday after they received reports that a woman was unresponsive.

Cleveland police said they were treating the death as unexplained and a postmortem would be held.

“A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and remains in custody,” a force spokesman said.

Specialist forensic officers were working at the house, which is in a cul-de-sac.