1. ITV Report

Murder charge after Washington stabbing

A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed on the street where he lived in Wearside.

Police received a report of a man with stab wounds in Warkworth Close in Washington at the weekend. 20-year-old Andrew Lucas was taken to hospital and died of his injuries.

Mark Spalding, 45, has been charged with murder.

Andrew Lucas
Forensics experts were taking photographs of the scene Credit: ITV

Pathways and a block of flats in Warkworth Close were cordoned off, and forensics specialists examined the scene.

Forensic experts at the scene Credit: ITV

"The investigation is ongoing, however we have nothing to suggest that there is any wider danger to the public."

– Det Ch Insp Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police