The detective leading the search for the killer of a County Durham father-of-two has issued the descriptions of two men seen running away from the scene.
David Scott, from Stanley, died in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary early on Sunday morning after being found injured in the back lane of Rose Avenue. The 33-year-old been stabbed.
Detective Superintendent Paul Goundry, from Northumbria Police said:
"One was described as around 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build, wearing a powder-blue zip-top body warmer over a grey hoodie, and light-coloured track suit bottoms.
"The other man was smaller, about 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a thin horizontally-stripped top over a hoodie and dark tracksuit bottoms.
"We are keen to trace these men, or anyone who recognises their descriptions as we believe they could have significant information to assist our enquiries.
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