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Man arrested in connection with Heaton murder

A man was found dead at an address on Heaton Hall Road in Heaton. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a man in Heaton.

At around 10.12am Thursday 13 July police received a report of concern for man at an address on Heaton Hall Road in Heaton.

59-year-old Steven George Coulter was found dead at the property Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Emergency services attended where they found 59-year-old Steven George Coulter who had suffered a single stab wound to the chest.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a man in Heaton on July 13 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Enquiries to determine what led to Steven's death are ongoing but police have now arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody but a team of detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have seen or spoken to Steven.

It is believed he could have died a number of days before he was found and so detectives particularly want to speak to anyone who may have seen Steven on Saturday, July 8, or Sunday, July 9.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Dave English said:

Our investigation continues to progress and we have spoken to a number of people in relation to Steven's death.

One man remains in custody who we have arrested on suspicion of murder but we still need anyone with information to get in touch.

Steven was in his address for a number of days before he was found by emergency services and so we need to hear from anyone who has seen him since last weekend.

Your information could be that last piece of the puzzle that allows us to find out the circumstances around Steven's death so please give us a call.

Our officers will continue to have a visible presence in the area around the address today to reassure anyone who has any concerns.”

– Detective Inspector Dave English

If you do have information that may be helpful to the police investigation then contact officers.