Tyne & Wear

Man dies in hospital after attack outside Newcastle bar

A man who was attacked outside a Newcastle city centre bar has died in hospital.

The 37-year-old man suffered serious head injuries when he was assaulted outside Sgt Peppers, in Vine Lane, late on Friday. He died on Tuesday.

Northumbria police have begun a homicide investigation. Post-mortem tests are due to be carried out later.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of assault and is still in custody.

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