Man is Named as Police Continue to Investigate Death

A man whose body was discovered in an alleyway in Middlesbrough has been named as 39-year-old Andrew Hatton.

Andrew Hatton Andrew, from Middlesbrough, is described by his wife, Sharon, as a “loving father of five, granddad, son and brother.”

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, after Andrew’s body was found in an alleyway between Peel Street and Palmer Street at around 9.15am on Thursday 2nd February.

The death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ and a post mortem examination did not determine a cause of death. Further tests are being carried out.

Temporary Detective Sergeant Rachel Taylor, from Cleveland Police Major Crime Team, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Andrew in the 48 hours prior to his body being located in the alleyway on the morning of Thursday 2nd February. Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact police on 101.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Temporary Detective Sergeant Rachel Taylor on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.