Tyne & Wear

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed in Jarrow house

Paul Taylor Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Paul Taylor was pronounced dead at a house in Jarrow having suffered stab wounds

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed to death in a house in Jarrow.

Paul Taylor, 45, from Hebburn, was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to a house on Thames Avenue just after 12:40 BST on Sunday.

Northumbria Police said the victim and the 44-year-old woman, who is in custody, were known to each other and there was no wider risk to the public.

Ch Supt Sarah Pitt said Mr Taylor was a "well-liked and much-loved man".

She said: "His family are obviously devastated by their loss. Our thoughts are very much with them."

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