Felling man charged with murder after August death in Gateshead

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Despite the efforts of emergency services, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Gateshead.

Christopher Phillips, 40, who was originally from the Berwick area, was found with serious head injuries at Tennyson Court, on Sunderland Road, in Felling, at 9am on Monday, August 14, last year.

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Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

Following Christopher’s death, a murder investigation was launched and officers arrested a man in connection with the incident.

The man, Evan Lyons, 26, of Tennyson Court, Gateshead, has now been charged with murder.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on Monday, January 15.

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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Katie Smith of Northumbria Police, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult past few months for Christopher’s family and loved ones and we continue to offer them any support they need.

“I would ask that members of the public respect the ongoing investigation and refrain from any speculation or commentary, either in the community or on social media, that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings.”

Det Chief Insp Smith also requested that anyone who has information which could assist the investigation contact officers.

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She said: “We are still keen to hear from anyone with information which could help us secure justice for Christopher.

“Please get in touch if you know anything which could assist our investigation.”

Members of the public can provide information to the investigation by going to Northumbria Police's dedicated Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk and selecting the Northumbria Police tile, or by calling 101 and quoting log number NP-20230814-0235.