Six teenagers charged with 14-year-old Gordan Gault murder
The six males are due to appear before magistrates in North Tyneside today (Wednesday, June 28).
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Six males have been charged with murder following the death of 14-year-old Gordon Gault.
On Wednesday, November 9 of last year, police received a report of an assault in the Elswick area of Newcastle.
Emergency services attended the incident on Elswick Road and found Gordon with injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.
Sadly, six days after the assault, Gordon died in hospital.
A comprehensive homicide investigation was subsequently launched into his death with officers making a series of arrests in the weeks that followed.
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Yesterday (Tuesday, June 27), police officers re-arrested six males, all of whom are teenagers, aged 16 or 17 years old. They have since been charged with Gordon’s murder.
The six males, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to their age, are due to appear before magistrates in North Tyneside today (Wednesday, June 28).
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Steel, of Northumbria Police’s Major Investigation Team, said: “A comprehensive investigation has been ongoing ever since Gordon Gault’s murder and our thoughts remain with his family and loved ones.
“We remain absolutely committed in our pursuit of justice and getting his family the answers that they deserve.
“Yesterday, we carried out a number of coordinated arrests with six males being brought into custody. They have now each been charged with murder and are due to appear in court.
“It is absolutely imperative that everyone refrains from any speculation – whether out in the community or on social media – that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings.
He continued: “I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to assist our investigation so far, and would ask that the wider public continue to work with us.
“As families, please continue to have those conversations about the consequences of knife crime and report anybody you believe is carrying a weapon.”