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Police appeal for anyone who may have seen Sarrah Garba in the days before her death

Sarrah Garba was studying at Newcastle College Credit: Northumbria Police

Detectives investigating the murder of Sarrah Garba in Gateshead are appealing to anyone who might have seen, or spoken to Sarrah, on either Monday 21st or Tuesday 22nd September to get in touch.

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody after detectives were granted a Magistrates extension yesterday evening.

Detective Chief Inspector John Bent said: "I'd like to thank the people who responded to the appeal that we made, we've had some really useful information into the investigation team and we are following all of the calls up.

"A witness has come forward stating that they did see Sarrah during the course of Monday. We are making further enquiries into this and are very keen to hear from anyone who might have seen her, or spoken to her, either on Monday or Tuesday of this week.

"This is still a live investigation and any information - no matter how small or insignificant you might think it might be - could make all of the difference.

"Our thoughts are with Sarrah's family and we are doing all we can to support them at this extremely difficult time."

I'd like to thank the people who responded to the appeal that we made, we've had some really useful information into the investigation team and we are following all of the calls up.

A witness has come forward stating that they did see Sarrah during the course of Monday. We are making further enquiries into this and are very keen to hear from anyone who might have seen her, or spoken to her, either on Monday or Tuesday of this week.

This is still a live investigation and any information - no matter how small or insignificant you might think it might be - could make all of the difference.

Our thoughts are with Sarrah's family and we are doing all we can to support them at this extremely difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector John Bent

Gateshead murder victim named

Sarrah Garba was studying at Newcastle College Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have named a murder victim discovered in Gateshead yesterday. Sarrah Garba was 27 and originally from France, but was living in Moore Street, Felling.

Ms Garba was studying beauty at Newcastle College and had been living in the North East for the last 18 months. Her family has been informed.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death yesterday, but police are still appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

Our enquiries show that she attended college last Thursday, September 17th, but this is the last confirmed sighting we have of her. We need to build up a picture of her movements since that day and want to hear from anyone who might have seen, or spoke to Sarrah in the last week, as soon as possible.

We believe that the arrested man, who remains in custody this evening, was known to Sarah and that they lived in the address in Moore Street together.

Officers from the Gateshead Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out patrols in the Moore Street area.

– Central Area Command Superintendent Richie Jackson

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Murder investigation: 26-year-old woman's body found in Gateshead

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a 26-year-old woman's body in Gateshead.

Officers found the body inside a house in Moore Street in the Felling area at around 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Paramedics were called and they pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody helping with enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Moore Street area on Wednesday, especially in the early hours of the morning, to contact them on 101.

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.

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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Murder suspect being questioned after discharge from hospital

A 19-year-old man, who was arrested and taken to hospital following a murder in York, was discharged last night and is now in police custody for questioning.

Liam Miller Credit: Family photo

20-year-old Liam Miller, from Terrington near Malton, was fatally stabbed in the Acomb area of the city on Monday 27th July.

North Yorkshire Police are treating the attack on the second victim - the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

York murder victim named

Liam Paul Miller Credit: Family photo

North Yorkshire Police have identified a man who died during an incident in York on Monday evening as Liam Paul Miller, 20, from Terrington, near Malton.

“We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death. We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration. We will miss him more than words can say.”

– Statement from Liam’s family

Police say the investigation into Liam's death in Hamilton Drive, in Acomb, is ongoing.

“Liam played in a local band called Nocebo and we are seeking to identify his movements over the weekend of 25th, 26th and Monday 27th July. We are keen to speak to anyone who has been with Liam, either in person or in contact through phone or social media.”

– Detective Inspector Mark Pearson, North Yorkshire Police

Officers confirmed they are treating an attack on a second victim, a man in his 50s, as attempted murder. The second man is believed to have gone to Liam's before being stabbed.

Police say the second man tried to flag down passing motorists for assistance, and are appealing for those motorists to come forward. They say they specifically want to trace a black car and a white saloon.

A 19-year-old male who was arrested at the scene remains in hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Police say he will be taken into custody for questioning when he is discharged from hospital.

Mark Denton murder trial

A court has heard that a boxer from Hartlepool was hacked to death with an axe at a New Years Eve party, and that his girlfriend pleaded with one of the alleged killers to leave him alone.

Anthony Middleton and David Sowerby deny murdering Mark Denton.

Today (June 6) people who were at the party gave evidence. Dan Ashby was in court.

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