Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder as man dies from stab wounds in County Durham

Dale Arnold.
Dale Arnold.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died from stab wounds in a County Durham village.

Durham Police arrested a 19-year-old following the death of Dale Arnold, 32, in Kelloe on Wednesday afternoon.

Dale Arnold and his dog, Max.

Dale Arnold and his dog, Max.

A force spokesman said: "A man has been arrested in the last 30 minutes on suspicion of the murder of Dale Arnold, in Kelloe on Wednesday afternoon.

“The 19-year-old man was arrested at an address in Ushaw Moor. He is now in police custody and will be questioned later today.”

The arrest comes after pictures of Dale were released by police.

The 32-year-old died after an incident in Front Street in the village just before 2pm on Wednesday.

A post mortem carried out by Home Office pathologist Dr Nigel Cooper yesterday confirmed the cause of death was stab wounds.

Police believe a knife of some kind was used to inflict the fatal wounds.

A team of about 30 detectives and specialist staff have been working on the case around the clock, based from the Major Crime Team incident room at Chester-le-Street police station.

Crime scene investigators have carried out forensic examinations of the scene and also in Mr Arnold’s house, in School Avenue.

Specially-trained officers are working with, and supporting Mr Arnold's family. This morning they have released two photos of him although at this stage, they are still in a state of shock and do not want to make any formal comment.

Mr Arnold, who was born in Durham and lived in Kelloe all his life, used to work as a technician for Sky TV but was forced to give up his job some time ago due to a medical condition.

He was keen on fitness and training sessions and could be seen locally every day, taking his dog, Max for a walk.