A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 'loving' Newcastle man Jason Lord.
Jason, 50, was killed in an alleged assault that took place in the Brigham Avenue area of Kenton on Friday, January 20.
Officers were alerted to a report of concern by the ambulance service shortly after 8:20 pm on that day where Jason was found to have suffered facial injuries consistent with having been assaulted. He was sadly confirmed as deceased at the scene.
Specially-trained family liaison officers are continuing to offer Jason’s family support at this difficult time.
Steven Walton, of the Crossway, Kenton, Newcastle, was arrested at the time and has now been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody and is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle tomorrow.
Paying tribute to Jason, the Toon fan's family wrote: “Jason was a loving son and a loving brother. He was the heart of our family and loved his mam to bits.
“He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.”
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brooks, of Northumbria Police, said: “The thoughts of everyone at Northumbria Police remain with Jason’s family as they attempt to navigate their loss.
“We will continue to offer them any support they need and keep asking that their privacy is respected by everyone at this awful time.”
He added: “I would like to thank the team of officers who have been working tirelessly on this tragic case, as well as everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiries.
“I would ask that everyone continues to avoid any speculation – both out in the community and on social media – that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230120-0995.