A MAN was found dead in his home after a friend raised the alarm.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old man who was found at a property in Tom Raine Court, in Darlington, at 6.20pm on Friday, February 8.

Officers attended the address after receiving a missing persons report from a friend of the deceased, who had not heard from him for some time.

DS Jim Cunningham, from Darlington CID, said officers were treating the case as a non-suspicious sudden death.