Tyne & Wear

Newcastle murder inquiry: Pair held over death of man, 71

Murder scene Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption Police were called to Stratford Grove West

Two people have been arrested over the death of a 71-year-old man who was assaulted in Newcastle.

The man, who has not been named, was found with head injuries at an address in Stratford Grove West at about 15:00 GMT.

He died in hospital and Northumbria Police said the death was being treated as murder.

A 69-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man are being questioned.

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