Six teenagers arrested as murder investigation launched following Cramlington attack
A murder investigation has been launched after the victim of an assault died in hospital.
Northumbria Police was alerted by the North East Ambulance Service to reports of an assault in the Romsey Close area of Cramlington shortly after 1am on Saturday, May 29.
A 35-year-old man, found with a serious head injury, was taken to hospital. He has died as a result of his injuries on Sunday, May 30.
Six teenage boys, all aged between 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks said: “First and foremost are thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly lost his life as a result of this tragic incident.
“We have specialist family liaison officers who are supporting them at this devastating time and I would ask that the family’s privacy is respected as they come to terms with their loss.
“Sadly, as a result of the attack, the victim suffered significant injuries and died in hospital the following day.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened and how the victim in this case has ultimately lost his life.
"A team of detectives are now working to establish the facts and we’d encourage any witnesses to come forward.
“A number of people are believed to have been in the area near the time of the attack, so we want to hear from those people, as well as any motorists passing that area at the time who may have dashcam footage.”
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