Wallsend murder investigation

A man has been charged with murder after the death of a man in Wallsend on Saturday.

Victim: Ryan Armstrong

Ryan Armstrong (pictured) was stabbed on Burn Close Crescent in Wallsend on Saturday Credit: Northumbria Police

Ryan Armstrong, 25, was found stabbed outside a property on Burn Close Crescent in Wallsend at 1:53am on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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Man charged over Wallsend death

Police have charged a man in connection with the death of Ryan Armstrong.

Liam Kennedy, from Wallsend, has been charged with murder. The 21-year-old is due to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates on Monday morning.

Mr Armstrong, 25, was found stabbed outside a house on Burn Close Crescent in Wallsend at 1:53am on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the Royal Victoria Infirmary shortly after.

Three women aged 19, 25 and 45 have been released on bail. Two men, aged 19 and 20, and a 21-year-old woman have been released without further police action.

Tyneside murder victim named

A man who was stabbed to death in Wallsend has been formally identified as Ryan Armstrong.

It's believed the 25-year-old was involved in a fight at a party on Burn Close Crescent at around 1:53am on Saturday. He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.

His family have paid the following tribute to him:

"He was a hard working lad who was a lovely man. We are a close family."

– Family of Ryan Armstrong

The police investigation surrounding his death is ongoing. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Tyneside murder investigation update

by Jonny Blair

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died of a suspected stab wound on North Tyneside.

Police were called to Wallsend in the early hours of Saturday after reports of a fight at a house party. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Here's the latest from the scene at Burn Close Crescent:

Wallsend murder scene in pictures

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Wallsend in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Here are some pictures of the scene:

Flowers have been placed where the 25-year-old man was stabbed on Burns Closes Crescent Credit: ITV
Police have increased their presence in the area after the incident Credit: ITV

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Police comment on fatal stabbing

An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death on North Tyneside in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Superintendent Jim Napier, from Northumbria Police said:

"Police enquiries 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 underway to aid the investigation and to reassure local residents."

– Superintendent Jim Napier, from Northumbria Police

Murder investigation launched on Tyneside

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on North Tyneside.

Officers were called to Burn Closes Crescent in Wallsend at around 1:53am on Saturday and found a 25-year-old man in street suffering from a stab wound. He was treated by paramedics at the scene but was declared dead at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary shortly afterwards.

It's believed the man had been at a house party at an address on the same road, and had been involved in a fight. Several people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.