Gateshead murder appeal

The family of murdered Gateshead man John Roberts have spoken about their loss - as enquiries into his death continue into their fourth week.

Family of murdered man release statement

The family of a man from Gateshead who was murdered in December of last year have released a statement appealing for people to come forward with information about his death.

John Roberts was found dead inside his home in Park Terrace on December 16th and was found to have died from a serious head injury.

His family have released the following statement:

"Whoever killed John is still out there and we would appeal for anyone who may know who did this or anyone that may have heard anything about his murder to contact the police with any information they have.

John was only still young and had so much potential and life left to live. He will never be able to fulfil this and all we ask now is that whoever has done this is brought to justice.

John was well known throughout the area and especially among Newcastle United supporters. He loved the football club and had many friends and associates through his love of football.

– Family of John Roberts

"We'd like to thank everyone for their kind words about John that we have seen in the media and also the messages we have had from friends and family.

We really need anyone who knows who did this to John to come forward and help police catch them."

– Family of John Roberts

Police re-appeal for information after Gateshead murder

John Roberts was murdered in December of last year Credit: Northumbria Police

The family of murdered Gateshead man John Roberts have spoken about their loss - as enquiries into his death enter their fourth week.

Police have had a good response from the local community but are continuing to appeal for the public's help.

32-year-old Mr Roberts was found dead inside his home in Park Terrace on Sunday December 16th.

A Post Mortem showed that he had died as a result of a serious head injury.

So far around 30 calls have come into police from members of the public with information and detectives have spoken to around three hundred people since police began their enquiries.

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