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Murder arrests as man found dead in Billingham flats

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Two men have been arrested as part of a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found inside a block of flats.

Emergency services were called to Kennedy Gardens in Billingham, on Teesside, at about 06:40 BST on Thursday and discovered the man, who was in his 50s.

The arrested men, aged 56 and 44, have been held on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Cleveland Police said it did not believe there was any wider risk to the public.

Anyone with concerns, or who saw or heard anything within the flats on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, has been urged to contact the force.

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