Tyne & Wear

Two held on suspicion of man's murder in Gateshead

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Gateshead.

The 48-year-old victim, who has not yet been named, died in hospital after suffering serious injuries at an address in Durham Road.

A 44-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman are in custody.

Police believe that at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday there was a disturbance in the street, which may have been witnessed by two passers-by.

Officers have appealed for them to come forward. They also want to speak to any taxi drivers or motorists who have dashboard cameras and were in the area at the time of the disturbance.

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