Two men from South Shields will appear in court charged with the murder of Tipu Sultan.
The father-of-two was shot at close range at the back of the Herbs n Spice Kitchen takeaway in Lake Avenue in South Shields just before 10pm on Tuesday 7th April.
Michael McDougal, 47, of Hylton Avenue and Michael Stephen Mullen, 24, of Hawthorne Avenue were charged just before midnight.
They were remanded in custody and will appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court later.
Two women, who were also arrested over Mr Sultan's death have been released with no further action being taken.
Detectives investigating the murder of Tipu Sultan have arrested four people.
The father-of-two was shot dead at point blank range outside the takeaway where he worked, Herbs n Spice Kitchen in South Shields, on April 7.
Officers have arrested two men aged 47 and 24, and a woman aged 27 on suspicion of murder.
A 44-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
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.
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Tipu Sultan was murdered on April 7 outside the Herbs n Spice Kitchen takeaway in South Tyneside.
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