Man dies in stabbing in South Shields

A man has died after being stabbed in South Shields. Northumbria Police were called to the junction of Stanhope Road and Boldon Lane at about 10pm on Friday night where they found the 25-year-old in the street with stab wounds.

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Man stabbed to death in South Shields

David Charlton was stabbed to death in South Shields while walking home

Police have released a photograph of a man who was stabbed to death in South Shields.

25-year-old David Arthur Charlton, from the South Shields area, was attacked on Friday evening.

A 31 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


South Shields stabbing

"We understand this incident has caused concern to the community and we've got extra officers on patrol to reassure people that everything is being done to trace the people involved.

"There is no place for such violent behaviour on the streets of South Tyneside and Northumbria and a specialised team of detectives is piecing together all the information available to establish the circumstances."

– Chief Inspector Mick Barton - South Tyneside Area Command
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