FIVE people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a well-known Newcastle United fan.
John ‘The Badge’ Roberts 32, was found dead inside his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton, Gateshead, on Sunday, December 16, last year.
He had died as a result of a serious head injury.
Mr Roberts was a familiar sight at Newcastle United matches, where he sold badges outside the ground.
This morning, two men aged 21 and 27, a youth of 17, and a girl aged 16 have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 15-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
They are all in custody, helping police with inquiries.
Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries into the murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.