Two teens charged with murder following Wallsend assault

Two 17-year-olds, who cannot be named, have been charged in connection with a murder in Wallsend

Two 17-year-olds have been charged with murder following an assault in Wallsend.

Emergency services attended and found Nathaniel Wardle, 43, who had sustained serious injuries consistent with being caused by a blade.

Wardle was pronounced dead at the scene, with two 17-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Two 17-year-olds are to appear in court after being charged with the murder of a man in Wallsend

They are due to appear in Newcastle Crown Court today.

Detective Inspector Louise Jenkins of Northumbria Police said: “This is an extremely difficult time for the family and loved ones of Nathaniel and we ask that their privacy is continued to be respected.

“We know that these types of incidents can cause some concern within the local community. I want to reassure everyone that we believe there is no wider threat to the public and officers remain in the area to continue their enquiries.

“I also want to thank those who have come forward with information and for the public’s patience during our investigation.

“Three males are now due to appear in court charged in connection with this incident and I want to remind the public to please refrain from any speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardise the legal proceedings.”