A murder investigation has been launched after a suspected stabbing in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle.
Police received a call shortly after 6 am on Monday, November 14 with reports of concern for the welfare of a man at an address on Dilston Road. Emergency services attended the scene, where they found a man with injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.
The 49-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene but was sadly pronounced dead. His next of kin have been informed and are currently being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.
An investigation was immediately launched and following initial enquiries, another man aged 38, believed to be known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Angela Hudson, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a serious incident which has sadly resulted in a man’s death and we are determined to establish exactly what happened. We have launched a full investigation and have arrested one man as part of our enquiries. At this early stage, we believe all parties were known to each other and that there is no wider risk to the public.
“Our officers remain in the area to carry out a range of enquiries and offer reassurance to the public. Anyone with any concerns are encouraged to speak to them directly. I would also ask that anybody who saw anything in the early hours of this morning in this location or has any information that may assist our investigation to come forward and let us know.”
Anyone with information can contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221114-0120.”