Tyne & Wear

Murder charge after Gateshead street attack

Scene of street assault
Image caption Mr Liddle was attacked on Bensham Road

Police have charged a man with murder following an assault in a Tyneside street.

Leslie David Liddle suffered serious head injuries during the attack outside the Gospel Methodist Church on Bensham Road, Gateshead, on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old, from the Gateshead area, was taken to hospital, but died on Friday.

A 20-year-old local man will appear before Gateshead Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.

Two men, both aged 22, who were earlier arrested in connection with the incident, have been bailed pending further inquiries.

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