Man charged with murder following police investigation into an attack in Northumberland

Northumbria Police have charged a man with murder following an attack at a property.

By Ryan Smith
Monday, 4th May 2020, 11:15 pm
Police have charged Wayne Davison with murder. Another three men were released on bail.
Police have charged Wayne Davison with murder. Another three men were released on bail.

Wayne Davison, 37 of Seaton Delaval has been charged with murder following an incident at a property in Crofton Street in Blyth.

Police have identified the victim as 34-year-old Colin Rutherford, of Blyth.

At around 1.15pm on Wednesday, April 29, police received a report that a man had been assaulted.

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Sadly, victim Colin Rutherford passed away in hospital on Thursday, April 30 as a result of his injuries.

Emergency services attended the scene and Mr Rutherford was taken to hospital where he sadly died on Thursday, April 30.

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As well as being charged with murder, Davison has also been charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates on Monday, May 4.

Police investigating the scene of a murder in Blyth have charged a man.

Detective Chief Inspector Ed Small, the senior investigating officer on the case, said: “This is a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in Colin’s death.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this terrible time.

“An investigation was launched to determine the circumstances surrounding his death, and a team of experienced detectives will continue to carry out a range of enquiries throughout the weekend.”

Another three have been released with no further action.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via the “Tell Us Something” page of their website quoting log 489 29/04/20.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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