Tyne & Wear

Gateshead man in court over Ali Mahmod assault death

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 42-year-old in Gateshead.

Ali Mahmod, of Newbolt Court, Felling, was found semi-conscious on Sunderland Road at about 15:00 BST on 2 May and later died.

Gary Pitt, 22, of Falstone, Leam Lane, appeared at Gateshead Magistrates' Court earlier.

No plea was entered and the case was committed to Newcastle Crown Court on 26 May. He was remanded in custody.

A 26-year-old man has been released with no further action, Northumbria Police said.

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