Tyne & Wear

Murder probe after Gateshead attack victim dies

Scene of street assault
Image caption The man was attacked on Bensham Road

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.

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