Police have now confirmed that the death of student Sijabuliso Nkala, who died in the Walker area of Newcastle yesterday, is not being treated as suspicioius. A spokesman says enquiries into the man's death have been carried out and police believe there was no third party involvement in the death.
Mr Nkala studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University and living in the Jesmond area.
Sijabuliso Nkala's body was found next to the Coast 2 Coast cycle path in Walker.He died from a puncture wound to his chest.What caused the wound remains unexplained.
Police have named the 24-year old student who died in Walker on Thursday. Sijabuliso Nkala was a student at Newcastle University and living in the Jesmond area. He was found stabbed near a cycle path at The Oval in Walker.
The man found dead on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route was a Newcastle University student.The 24-year-old, who was found at 11am this morning with a stab wound to the chest, was cycling at the time of the incident.
Police are now treating the death of a student as suspicious after he was found stabbed in Walker, Newcastle.
Police say a man who died from a stab wound on the coast to coast cycle route on Tyneside was a student at Newcastle University. The 24 year old was found yesterday morning at the Oval in Walker at 11 o'clock. His name has not yet been released.
Emergency services remain at the scene of a suspected stabbing death in the Walker area of Newcastle.
A man in his twenties was found with what police are calling "puncture wounds" close to a cycle path at The Oval in Walker at 11.04am.
The body of a man in his 20s has been found near to a cycle path in the Walker area of Newcastle.
He had been stabbed.The discovery was made shortly after 11am today in the Oval area. Efforts by police officers to revive the man failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An area around where the man was found has been cordoned off while officers carry out enquiries. Northumbria Police is asking anyone who was in the area this morning, especially around the cycle path under the footbridge, and who saw anything or anyone suspicious, to contact them on 101 ext 69191.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl was pulled from her bike by a man in Newcastle. She was riding along Stotts Road, Walker, on April 9 when a man pulled her backpack. He rummaged through the bag and then returned it.
Nothing was stolen and the man left the scene.
The girl wasn't injured.
The suspect is described by police as:
- Dark skinned
- 30-40 years old
- 5ft tall
- Small, discoloured teeth
- Black facial stubble
The government says there isn't enough money to clean up tar from the River Tyne which one Newcastle MP believes is threatening people's health.
Nick Brown wants pollution from an old industrial site in the Walker area of the city to be stopped.
However, that would cost as much as two million pounds - which the local council simply doesn't have.
Mr Brown tried to appeal for government help in parliament today.