Suspect charged after man killed with blade in Newcastle

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The incident happened on Thursday last week

A man has been charged with murder following a suspected assault in Newcastle last week.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation shortly after 10 pm on Thursday, December 9 when officers were alerted to an injury by the ambulance service.

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The incident took place at an address on Columbia Grange, Kenton.

Emergency services attended and found 36-year-old Tony Nichol, of Kenton, with a serious injury consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Tony was then taken to hospital but sadly died.

The victim's next of kin are continuing to be offered support by specialist family liaison officers at this time.

A suspect was arrested a short time after the alleged incident and was brought into custody.

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42-year-old Andrew Somerville, of Columbia Grange, Kenton, has now been charged with murder and is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle today, Monday, December 13.

Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks, of Northumbria Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with Tony’s family at this awful time.

“A man has now been charged with Tony’s murder and I would ask that people refrain from any speculation on social media or in the local community that could prejudice the live case.

“I would like to thank the community for their support and cooperation throughout this investigation, as well as all those who have assisted with our enquiries.”

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

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