Three men have been charged with murder after the death of a man outside the Bay Horse in Cramlington.
At 10pm on Saturday police were called to the pub on Sanderson Terrace after reports of two men being struck by a van.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics one of the men, Sheldon Flanighan, aged 55 from Northumberland, tragically died at the scene.
The other man, who is also aged 55, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a criticial condition at this time -
The van immediately fled from the scene but an investgation was launched by Northumbria Police’s Major Investigation Team and three people have now been arrested.
David Fairclough, 21, of Newbiggin-by-the-sea; Shannon Wooden, 27, of Blyth; and Toby Kelly, 37 of Blyth have all been charged with Sheldon’s murder.
Kelly was also charged with failing to provide a speciment for analysis.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector, Dave Johnson, of Northumbria Police said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with the families of everyone affected by this tragic incident and we ask that their privacy is respected while they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.
“We have now charged three people with murder and attempted murder and are working hard to establish exactly what happened in the moments before and after this incident.
“While our enquiries continue, we’d ask that people refrain from any type of speculation or commentary on social media and urge anyone who has information but hasn’t yet come forward to do so.”
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