A murder investigation is under way after a man was found stabbed to death following reports of a fight at a house party.
Police were called to Burn Closes Crescent in Wallsend, North Tyneside, shortly before 2am today, where they found a 25-year-old man in the street with a stab wound.
He was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he was declared dead, Northumbria Police said.
Detectives believe the man, who has not been named, was at a house party in the street and was involved in a fight with a number of people.
Several people have been arrested in connection with his death.
Anyone with information about the death or a disturbance in Burn Closes Crescent is asked to contact police by calling 101.
– Superintendent Jim Napier
Police inquiries at the scene are ongoing and a cordon is in place on the street.
A murder investigation has been launched and additional police patrols are under way to aid the investigation and to reassure local residents.