Tyne & Wear

Man guilty of North Shields murder

Reece Allen Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Reece Allen died in hospital after he was found with multiple stab wounds

A man who stabbed a 24-year-old man to death in North Tyneside has been given a life sentence.

Reece Allen was discovered with multiple stab wounds outside an address in West Avenue, North Shields, early on 25 January, and later died in hospital.

Joe Welsh, also 24, of no fixed address, had denied murder but was found guilty at a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

The judge handed him a life sentence with a minimum term of 25 years.

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