THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found critically injured in a Stockton property.

Police were called to an address on Eleanor Place in Stockton at 8.10pm on Friday, February 19, following reports that a man in his 20s had sustained serious life threatening injuries.

The man was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital, however he sadly died today.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation has been launched.

Three men, aged 50, 40, and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they remain in police custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the victim’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers."

The victim has not been named by police at this time.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed anything is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.