Seven charged with the murder of Cramlington father
Seven teenagers have been charged with murder following the death of a father-of-two earlier this year.
Emergency services were called to the Romsey Close area of Cramlington in the early hours of May 29 following reports that Danny Humble had been attacked.
Sadly, the 35-year-old passed away the following day after sustaining a head injury.
An investigation was launched immediately after the incident and police arrested seven teenagers, then aged between 16 and 17, on suspicion of murder.
They were released on bail while enquiries continued.
Today (Wednesday) all seven males, three of which have now turned 18, have been charged with murder, appearing at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The 18-year-olds charged were Ethan Scott, of Tangmere Close, Cramlington, Bailey Wilson, of Mitford Avenue, Blyth, and Alistair Dickson, of Hawkins Way, Blyth.
They were remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday.
The four 17-year-olds were remanded into the care of the local authority to appear at the same court on Friday.
Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks, the senior officer leading the investigation, has praised the community for their assistance with the investigation.
She said: “Our thoughts remain with Danny’s loved ones, including his two young children who have been left without their father, and we continue to offer his family specialist support.
“This was a complex investigation and today’s charges are a result of a hundreds of hours of detailed investigative work and I want to thank Danny’s family for their continued support and patience.
“I want to take this opportunity to also thank everyone who aided our investigation and the community for supporting officers.
"That co-operation and assistance has been crucial to this investigation so far.
“I would ask anyone who has information who has not yet come forward, to contact police or Crimestoppers.
"It’s never too late to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log NP-20211016-1193 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Speaking after Danny’s death, his mother Deb Humble said: “Danny was a devoted dad.
“We are lost without him – we are broken.
“Compassionate, hilarious and a good friend, he will be missed by so, so many and his absence leaves a hole in so many lives."