Tyne & Wear

Sanderson Arcade shopper death arrest

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a shopper who was attacked in Morpeth.

Police said Michael Marshall, 52, was in Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth on Tuesday, when an argument broke out.

He was later assaulted outside the shopping centre and died in Wansbeck General Hospital.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and bailed. A 55-year-old man also arrested was later released without charge.

A force spokesman said a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out later.

Detectives are keen to speak to an off duty nurse and a lifeboatman who tried to assist Mr Marshall.

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