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John Roberts Gateshead murder: Two men arrested

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Image caption John Roberts was found with head injuries in his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton, in 2012

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Gateshead man who was accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl.

John Roberts, 32, was found dead at his home in Winlaton, on 16 December 2012. He had suffered head injuries.

The football badge seller, known as John 'The Badge' Roberts, had been facing an abduction charge.

The two men, aged 42 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed.

Nine people have been arrested and released without charge since his death.

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