Murder probe after Gateshead attack victim dies
A murder investigation is under way after a man injured in an assault on a Tyneside street died in hospital.
The 41-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was attacked outside the Gospel Methodist Church on Bensham Road in Gateshead on Wednesday evening.
He was left in a critical condition with head injuries and died on Friday.
Detectives are continuing to question three men - two 22-year-olds and another aged 20 - who were arrested earlier in connection with the attack.
Police believe a number of people were in the area at the time, about 18:30 BST, and have appealed for anyone who witnessed anything to come forward.