Murder investigation launched as stabbing victim dies in hospital
Officers were called at around 8pm on Friday, September 11 to reports of an injured man in the Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead.
The victim, aged 28, was found unconscious in Chevington and had suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing.
He was taken to hospital by the North East Ambulance Service but died later on Friday, despite the best efforts of medical staff.
His family is being supported by specialist officers at this time, police said.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident following inquiries throughout Friday night into Saturday, September 12.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Graeme Dodds has said a cordon will remain in place throughout Saturday while inquiries continue.
He also reassured the public that there was not believed to be any wider risk.
His statement said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the man who has lost his life as a result of this suspected assault.
“We are treating this as a murder and believe the incident has taken place inside a nearby address following a dispute between people who are known to one another.
“The victim is then thought to have walked into the street where he has collapsed.
“Three people, who are all known to the victim, are currently in police custody and are being questioned in relation to the incident.
“A cordon will remain in place today to allow us to carry out forensic inquiries in the area.
“We do not believe there is any wider risk to the public but officers are on patrol to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to any concerned residents.
“The victim’s family are obviously devastated and we would ask that the public respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log 1097 11/09/20.
Members of the public can also report any information online via the Northumbria Police website or report anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.