Tyne & Wear

Newcastle murder: Robert Littlefair named as victim

Police have released the name of a man whose death in Newcastle on Saturday is being treated as murder.

Robert Littlefair was found seriously injured at an address in Plessey Terrace, Heaton, at about 04:50 BST, after reports of a disturbance.

The 24-year-old from Haddon Green, Whitley Bay, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Eight suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault on Saturday and remain in custody.

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