Tyne & Wear

Wallsend 'house party fight': Man dies

Police tent
Image caption It is believed the dead man was at a house party

A 25-year-old man has died following reports of a fight at a house party in North Tyneside, police said.

Emergency services were called to Burn Closes Crescent, in Wallsend, shortly before 02:00 GMT where they found a man in the street with a stab wound.

The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he was declared dead.

Northumbria Police has launched a murder investigation and is appealing for information.

'Reassure residents'

Detectives believe the man, who has not been named, was at a house party on the street and was involved in a fight with a number of people.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Supt Jim Napier said: "Police inquiries at the scene are ongoing and a cordon is in place on the street.

"Additional police patrols are under way to aid the investigation and to reassure local residents."

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