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A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a 60-year-old man was found with stab wounds in South Shields.
Police were called just after 6pm on Sunday, 3rd May. The man aged 60 was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Prayers have been said in the car park of a community centre on Wearside as hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Tipu Sultan, who was murdered in South Shields.
Syed Khalid Miah Olid, chair of the management committee at the Sunderland Bangladeshi Community Centre, said that prayers are not usually said outside in this way, but they did so to make a statement.
He said they wanted to show community strength, but also to encourage anybody with any information to come forward.
Tipu was killed from single gun shot outside the takeaway where he worked in South Shields on Tuesday, April 7.
Mr Miah Olid said he had been to see Tipu's family. He said his children still have no come to terms with their father's death and still think he is going to come home and take them to the park.
More than 300 people have gathered at the Bangladeshi Community Centre in Sunderland to pay their respects and join Tipu Sultan's family and friends as they say prayers.
Tipu Sultan's coffin has arrived at the Bangladeshi Community Centre in Sunderland.
More than 300 people are expected pay their respects and join Tipu's family and friends as they say prayers.
Last night a vigil was held by the local community outside the takeaway in South Shields where Tipu was shot dead on Tuesday, April 7.
His family and close friends will attend a private service later in the day.
The funeral of Tipu Sultan will take place today (Wednesday, April 22).
The father-of-two was shot dead at point blank range outside the takeaway where he worked on April 7.
Last night a vigil was held by the local community to remember him.