Live updates

Man dies after 'incident' in Washington

A man who suffered life threatening injuries after an incident in Washington has died.

Police were called to Usworth Hall in the Stephenson estate just before 11am.

The victim was flown to the RVI hospital in Newcastle where he died. His next of kin have been told.

A 36-year-old man, who police believe knew the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

I'd like to reassure people that a man has been arrested and it's believed the two men are known to each other.

An investigation is underway and I'd urge anyone with information to contact police. Extra patrols are taking place in the area to reassure residents and address any concerns they may have.

– Northumbria Police Chief Superintendent Gordon Milward

Advertisement

North East singer in Britain's Got Talent victory

A South Tyneside man has succeeded in winning this year's Britain's Got Talent contest as part of the musical theatre group Collabro.

Jamie Lambert, 23, is from Washington and joined the group when it was formed just a month before auditions for the show.

ITV undated handout photo of Collabro. Credit: ITV

Speaking on stage after the win was announced, Lambert offered his thanks and praised the runner up, opera singer Lucy Kay, saying: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing.

"Judges, thank you so much. And to Lucy as well, she's absolutely incredible.”

The group pick up a £250,000 prize and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance in London.

Advertisement

House where bodies found 'owned by nice older couple'

De82462c57c823fb745ffb8b554dc5ab_normal

Neighbours tell me house in Washington where 2 bodies found was owned by a 'nice' older couple. http://t.co/SkUgHcfSTv

Bk8hynpiaaabu5u

Neighbours have told ITV Tyne Tees that the house in Washington where two bodies were found was owned by a 'nice older couple.'

Police were called at 10.30am today by a carer. A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police: 'no one else involved' in Washington deaths

Police say they do not suspect anyone following the deaths of two people in Washington.

Police received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.

"This investigation is at an early stage, however, there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.

"Early indications are that no one else has been involved in these deaths but our enquiries continue to establish exactly what has taken place."

– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police

Two found dead at Washington house

Police are currently at an address in Washington after a report of the death of two people.

They received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.

Police say a man and woman had been found by a carer who called emergency services. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine how they died.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories