Third man arrested over Byker flats death
Police investigating the murder of man found with serious injuries at flats in Newcastle on New Year's Day have made a third arrest.
Ashley Cochrane was found at about 01:40 GMT at Catherine House on Shields Road in the Byker area of the city. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
Tests showed he had suffered from a "sustained attack".
Northumbria Police said a 39-year-old man had joined two others already in custody on suspicion of murder.
Specialist officers are supporting the family of Mr Cochrane, who was from Queen's Road, Jesmond.
A force spokesman said house-to-house inquiries were continuing in the area.