Man charged with shocking daylight Wallsend murder

The attack which left a 43-year-old man dead took place on Monday

A man has been charged with a Wallsend murder that took place on Monday in broad daylight, shocking locals.

A 43-year-old man sustained serious injuries from an attack that took place shortly before 2:30 pm on St Hilda's Avenue, Holy Cross.

The injuries were consistent with those caused by a bladed weapon.

Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

18-year-old Mohammed Rabani of Weldon Crescent in Heaton was one of the males arrested in an initial enquiry and has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

He is due to appear before magistrates at North Tyneside later today - Wednesday, June 22.

St Hilda’s Avenue (Image: Google Streetview)St Hilda’s Avenue (Image: Google Streetview)
St Hilda’s Avenue (Image: Google Streetview)

Detective Inspector Louise Jenkins, of Northumbria Police, said “This has been an incredibly tragic incident and our thoughts remain with the victim’s family at this time.

“I would like to thank the team of officers who have been working tirelessly since Monday on this investigation, as well as everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiries.

“A man is now due to appear in court charged in connection with this incident, and I would ask the public to please refrain from any speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardise the 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-20220622-0535