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Shane Tunney Murder Investigation: Police appeal for woman who made anonymous call to get in touch

Shane Tunney pictured with his girlfriend Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police have appealed for a woman who made an anonymous call to them from a phone box on Thursday 9th July to get back in touch.

Officers investigating the murder of Shane Tunney had previously appealed to trace the driver of an Audi that was parked near to Tesco Express on Norton High Street between midnight and 1.50am on Saturday 27th June. Shortly after this an incident took place on Holly Street in which 24-year-old Shane suffered severe head injuries. He passed away in hospital almost five weeks later.

Shane Tunney was attacked at around 2am on Saturday 27th June. The attack left Shane in a coma for five weeks. He died on 29th July.

Nine teenagers remain on bail pending further enquiries in connection with the incident.

As a result of a recent appeal to trace the driver of an Audi, we have spoken with a man who came forward and said that he was the driver of the vehicle that evening. I would like to thank him for coming forward and speaking with us.

The investigation into the murder of Shane Tunney remains very active. We are continuing with a number of lines of enquiry and would like to take this opportunity to again appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information to contact us. In particular, we have not had any further contact with a woman who made an anonymous call to us from a phone box on Thursday 9th July. If that woman is reading this or hearing about this appeal, I would urge her to contact us again as she may have information which could assist us.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Young

Man in critical condition after Sunderland assault

The assault took place in the Holmeside area of Sunderland city centre Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Northumbria Police has issued an appeal for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Sunderland in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers were alerted to the incident in the Holmeside area of the city centre at around 3.45am.

The male victim, 38, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, with serious injuries. Police believe the man may have been assaulted in a back lane opposite the Illusions bar.

Four men, two aged 37 and a 41 and 50-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of assault. They remain in custody.

The injured man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The Illusions bar, Sunderland Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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19-year-old charged with murder of Liam Miller appears at Leeds Crown Court

iam Paul Miller was killed in Acomb on Monday 27th July Credit: Family Picture

A man appeared in court today charged with the murder of a student in York.

20-year-old Liam Miller was stabbed to death last week, at a house in the Acomb area of the city.

19-year-old Samuel Donley was remanded in custody at Leeds Crown Court.

Armed police attending incident near A66 at Thornaby

Delays have been reported on the A66 at Surtees Bridge in Stockton due to a man on a bridge.

Network Rail and the British Transport Police are in attendance.

Northern Rail are reporting delays to numerous rail services in the area due to a police incident.

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Eighth teenager arrested over murder of Shane Tunney

Cleveland Police say an eighth teenager has been arrested following the murder of Shane Tunney.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Friday morning (31st July) on suspicion of murder and robbery. He remains in custody.

Seven other teenagers, previously arrested, remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Shane Tunney Credit: Cleveland Police

"Again, today, I want to repeat my appeal to members of the local community. Please come forward with any information that you may have. Shane was a hero on the night of the assault and he has paid the ultimate price.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Young, Cleveland Police

PICTURES: Floral tributes laid in memory of Shane Tunney

Floral tributes have been laid in Norton near the place where Shane Tunney, 24, was attacked on 27th June. He died in hospital on Wednesday (29th July) from severe head injuries he suffered in the attack.

A floral tribute to Shane Tunney Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Tributes left in memory of Shane Tunney Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

19-year-old appears in court over Liam Miller murder

19-year-old Samuel Frederick Donley appeared at York Magistrates Court on Friday morning (31st July) charged with the murder of Liam Miller, 20, from Terrington, near Malton. The 20-year-old was killed in Hamilton Drive, in Acomb, on Monday 27th July.

Liam Paul Miller was killed in Acomb on Monday 27th July Credit: Family photo

Samuel Frederick Donley was also charged with the attempted murder of a man in his fifties. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday 4th August.

Man charged with murder of Liam Miller in York

Liam Paul Miller Credit: Family photo

A 19-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the death of Liam Miller in York on Monday (27th July) has been charged with his murder.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a man in his fifties who was found injured in the street.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on Friday 31st July.

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