Murder inquiry after two bodies found on Tyneside

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a man and a woman were found dead in a North Tyneside house. Officers were called to Front Street in Benton where a man was running in the road at 9pm on February 11.

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Extra officers in Benton after two bodies found

Police are reassuring people after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Benton.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside of a house at 9pm on February 11.

"Incidents like this are very unusual but we recognise it will have caused some concern in the community. Extra neighbourhood officers are out on patrol in the area around Front Street and Benton to provide reassurance and to gather information. "I'd like to reassure people that a man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and that we believe at this stage that those involved were known to each other. "Anyone who does have concerns or any information about what happened is asked to speak with their local officers or call police."

– Chief Superintendent Steve Neill, North Tyneside Area Commander

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

Police reassure people after man is arrested on suspicion of murder

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a man and a woman were found dead in a North Tyneside house. Officers say an extensive investigation is being carried out.

"Enquiries are in the very early stages but we believe the incident happened inside the house and that those involved are known to each other.

"An extensive investigation is being carried out and I'd like to reassure people that a man has been arrested in connection with our enquiries and he is currently in custody.

"I'd appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything in Front Street on Tuesday night, at about 9.15pm, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– DCI Paul Young

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