Tyne & Wear

Whitley Bay murder charge as assaulted man dies

A man assaulted in a flat has died, police have said.

The 32-year-old, who has not yet been named, was found with a head injury at the property on South Parade, Whitley Bay on Wednesday.

Jonathan Armstrong, 44, of the same address, had been charged with assault and has now been charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court and is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Monday.

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