Police who released CCTV images of a person they would like to speak to in relation to the murder of South Shields man Tipu Sultan have now identified the witness.
Following a reconstruction on last night's Crimewatch programme, a juvenile has since come forward to identify themselves as the person in the footage.
They have been spoken to by police and eliminated from their enquiries.
A national TV appeal aimed at catching the murderers of Tipu Sultan has aired with the hope of finding those responsible.Read the full story ›
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of Tipu Sultan is to appear on the Crimewatch programme tonight. DCI John Bent will make an appeal for help with the investigation.
Tipu Sultan was murdered on April 7 outside the Herbs n Spice Kitchen takeaway in South Tyneside.
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The former South Shields MP David Miliband has criticised his brother's election campaign.Read the full story ›
Emma Lewell-Buck has been re-elected as the Labour MP for South Shields.
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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.