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Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in North Tyneside on Wednesday 27th March 2024.


Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in North Tyneside and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, believed to have occured between 0745 hours and 0900 hrs on Wednesday 27th March 2024.

Just after 8.40am on Wenesday 27th March 2024, police received a report via the ambulance service of concern for the welfare of a man outside a premises on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields.

Emergency services attended and found a man in his 30s with serious injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Despite best efforts by medical staff, the man was confirmed as deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time.

As a result of the incident a murder investigation was lanched.

A 68-year-old man was arrested and has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

Enquires into the circumstances are ongoing, and officers are still looking to speak with anyone who may have information to assist the investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Katie Smith, of Northumbria Police’s Major Investigation Team, said: “A man has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this devastating time.

“An investigation has been launched and a number of officers are working hard to establish exactly what has happened in the moments leading up to this tragic incident.

“While enquiries are at an early stage, we do believe those involved are known to each other and there is no wider risk to the public.



Contact Information

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police using the ‘Report’ pages of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting reference: NP-20240327-0154.

Alternatively, members of the public can report anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.