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Sunderland murder: cctv images released

Police investigating a murder in Sunderland are releasing CCTV images of people they need to speak to.

At 11.13am on Sunday, December 14, police received a report of a man with injuries inside an address in Southwick Road.

Officers and the ambulance service attended and David Wilson, 51, who was from Southwick Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man aged 34 was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Person A Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are also appealing for witnesses to an alleged mugging at an ATM machine, which they believe may be linked to the murder.

It happened in the Southwick Green area of Sunderland between 3:30am and 4.15am on Sunday, December 14.

CCTV from the area shows a person at the ATM at around 4:09am (Person A). It also shows another person at the cash machine at around 4:17am (Person B).

Officers are releasing images of the two people and want to identify and speak to them as it is believed they may have information that could help with the investigation.

Person A Credit: Northumbria Police
Person B Credit: Northumbria Police

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we are focusing on a mugging that was reported to have happened in the area of Southwick Green sometime between 3:30am and 4:15am on the Sunday morning. We are looking into whether or not it is linked in someway to the murder of David Wilson and we really need help from the public and the people in Southwick. The footage shows there were people in the area around the Post Office ATM and we really need to identify and speak to them about what happened there. I'd urge local residents, taxi drivers, or anyone who was in the area on Sunday morning and who might have seen or heard anything to contact us with information as soon as possible. If anyone recognises the people in the images, perhaps from the distinctive red hat or clothing, then I'd also ask them to get in touch and pass any information on to police."

– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police
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