Police have released a statement after a man was found with stab wounds in Washington in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 20-year-old was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett, from Northumbria Police, said:
"In the early hours of Saturday, November 3, police received a report that a 20-year-old local man had been found with injuries consistent with a knife attack at Warkworth Close in Washington.
– Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police
"A murder investigation is now underway. We are in the early stages of this investigation and I would ask that anyone with information come forward and speak to one of our officers.
"We have also increased police patrols in the area and if any local residents have concerns they can speak to a member of their neighbourhood policing team, either in person or via the 101 non-emergency number."