Murder investigation launched as Newcastle man found dead at home

Church Walk House in Walker (Image: Google Streetview)Church Walk House in Walker (Image: Google Streetview)
Church Walk House in Walker (Image: Google Streetview) | Google Streetview
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

A murder investigation is underway after a man died at his home on Saturday.

Northumbria Police were alerted to a report of concern at 2:20 pm on Saturday, December 4 at an address at Church Walk House in Walker.

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Emergency services attended the scene and found a 47-year-old man who had sustained life-threatening injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Attempts to save the man's life were made, but the police confirmed he died at the scene.

His family have been notified and supported as the murder investigation is launched.

Since then, a 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Detective Inspector Graeme Barr, from Northumbria Police’s Major Investigation Team (MIT), said: “First and foremost, I would like to say that my thoughts are with the victim’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We have deployed specially-trained officers to support them and we would ask you to respect their privacy as they come to terms with what has happened.

“We know that incidents like this can have a big impact on the local community and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened.

“I want to reassure the public that we believe those involved are known to each other and that this is not a random attack between strangers.

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“Officers will be on patrol in the area to carry out enquiries and to speak to any concerned residents.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website.

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