John Roberts murder inquiry: Man arrested and bailed
Police investigating the murder of a Tyneside football badge seller have arrested and bailed a 27-year-old man.
John Roberts, 32, was found with head injuries at his home in Winlaton, Gateshead, on 16 December.
A few days before his death he had appeared in court on child abduction charges relating to a 14-year-old girl.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the 27-year-old was arrested early on Wednesday on suspicion of murder. He has since been bailed.