Arrest after Redcar head injury man dies

John Newton
Image caption Mr Newton died of head injuries

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man died in hospital from head injuries.

Cleveland Police were called to Brimham Court, Redcar, on Saturday night after reports of a disturbance.

John Newton, 45, of Brimham Court, was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious head injuries and died there on Monday afternoon.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said a 29-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 51-year-old man was charged with assault and appeared before Teesside Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custody.

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