Tyne & Wear

Hebburn house party death: Man arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 29-year-old died after a house party on South Tyneside.

Police believe Gareth Phillips, of South Tyneside, suffered a head injury at an address in Thames Road, Hebburn, on Saturday night.

He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he died on Monday, Northumbria Police confirmed.

A 41-year-old man was later arrested. Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed a disturbance at the party.

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