Arrest made after 45-year-old man dies following a suspected assault in North Shields

A police investigation is underway after a 45-year-old man has died following a suspected assault in North Shields.
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Officers were called to an address on Clifton Gardens shortly before 11.40pm on Tuesday, March 7, after receiving reports of concern for a man.

Emergency services attended the scene and discovered the 45-year-old with a head injury.

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The man was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly passed away several days later.

Police have since arrested and bailed a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident - their investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Tomasz Fowler of Northumbria Police is leading the investigation, he said: “Our thoughts are very much with the victim’s family at this awful time, and we have specialist officers supporting them in every way we can.

“We are determined to find out exactly what happened and bring anyone involved to justice. A full investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

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“We have arrested a man in relation to the incident and officers remain in the area to carry out a range of enquiries and offer reassurance to the community.

“While our investigation is at an early stage, we do believe all those involved are known to each other.”

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident. Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector Fowler has also asked for people to be mindful about what they post on social media in relation to the incident.

He added: “We would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation and would ask people not to speculate on details of the investigation.

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“What might seem like an innocent post on social media to you, could in reality disrupt an ongoing investigation and cause further upset to the family of the victims.

“We would ask that if you did see something or have information in relation to what has happened, and have not yet spoken to us, please come forward directly to officers.”

If anyone has information relating to the incident, then they can contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the Force’s website or by calling 101 and quoting log NP20230307-1255.

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