Seven arrests as police launch murder investigation in Northumberland town following man's death

A murder investigation has been launched in Blyth following the death of a man after an attack.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 2:03 pm

A 34-year-old man was assaulted outside an address at Croften Street, Blyth, at around 1.15pm on Wednesday, April 29.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

He died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the attack on Thursday, May 30, Northumbria Police say.

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Police officers at the scene of a murder investigation in Blyth.

To date, officers have arrested seven men in connection with the incident.

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Four remain in police custody and are assisting detectives with their inquiries, while three have been released on bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Ed Small said: "We are committed to determining the circumstances behind this incident which has sadly resulted in the death of a man.

Seven men have been arrested.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this devastating time and they are being supported by specialist family liaison officers as they come to terms with their loss.

“A team of experienced detectives are carrying out an investigation into this incident as we look to ensure anyone responsible is brought to justice.

"We are not treating this as a random attack and believe all those involved were known to each other. Officers will remain in the area to carry out inquiries and offer any reassurance to the public.”

If you have information that may assist the investigation, ring 101 or use the Tell us Something page of the Northumbria Police website quoting reference number 489 29/04/20.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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