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.
Officers investigating the murder of 24-year-old Shane Tunney arrested a 17-year-old male from Norton on suspicion of murder and on suspicion of robbery.
He remains in custody awaiting questioning and Cleveland Police continue to urge anyone with information to contact them on 101.
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.
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.
Cleveland Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of Shane Tunney, 24, who died from severe head injuries in hospital on Wednesday (29th July) after he was attacked by a group of young people in Norton, on Teesside, on 27th June.
Police say Shane Tunney stopped a passing driver who offered to drive him away from the scene while his friend was was being attacked. However, when the motorist refused to help save his friend, Shane returned to help him.
Seven teenagers arrested last month in connection with the attack remain on bail. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
24-year-old Shane Tunney, who was attacked by a group of young people in the Norton area just over a month ago has died.
Cleveland Police have released a statement saying:
"Cleveland Police can confirm that 24-year-old Shane Tunney, who was the victim of an alleged assault in the Norton area just over a month ago, sadly passed away earlier this evening at James Cook University Hospital (Wednesday 29th July).
A post mortem will be held this evening to establish the cause of Shane’s death.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time."
A serious accident has closed the A1027 in Norton both ways between Norton Avenue and the B1274 (Junction Road).
Ben Haenow won X Factor 2014 last night, but Irish judge Louis Walsh had Teesside singer Kerrianne Covell down as his pick to win.
The 23-year-old from Norton was delighted with the news:
Every year before the start of the series the four judges and presenters make their predictions:
- Mel B: Andrea Faustini
- Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Lauren Platt or Stereo Kicks
- Louis Walsh: Stereo Kicks or Kerrianne Covell
- Simon Cowell: Jay James or Stereo Kicks
- Dermot O’Leary: Lola Saunders
- Sarah-Jane Crawford: Stereo Kicks
Already North East acts are shining through on The X Factor. Two of these acts are Kerrianne Covell from Norton and Geoff Mull from Durham.
Kerrianne is 23 and currently works in a shoe shop. She ditched work to attend her audition and Simon Cowell called her boss to ensure she didn't get the boot! Kerrianne won a competition to support chart acts at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. She had the taste of stardom she doesn't want to let go of.
Geoff Mull is a 22-year-old electrician who previously made it to Boot Camp. Louis likened Geoff to Wayne Rooney and Geordie Judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini said 'I love him!'
Geoff doesn't plan on leaving the show without a record deal this time.
Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after reports of bogus callers in Stockton and Norton.
On four occasions, a man reportedly visited the homes of older people and collected money as a window cleaner. No work had been done.
Homes in Hartburn Avenue, Cherry Tree Gardens, Bromley Road and Petch Street have all been targeted between April 21 and 22.