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Detectives to ask Newcastle fans for help over man's murder

Detectives will hand out leaflets at this afternoon's Newcastle game against Reading to appeal for help following the murder of John Roberts, who was well known at St James's park.

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Detectives to ask Newcastle fans for help over man's murder

Leaflet to be handed out to Newcastle fans, appealing for help over the murder of John Roberts Credit: Northumbria Police

Detectives will hand out this leaflet to fans heading to this afternoon's Newcastle game against Reading at St James's Park. John Roberts was a well known Newcastle fan and was nicknamed John "The Badge" by fellow supporters. He was found murdered in his home in Winlaton in Gateshead in December.

Police will then travel to Mr Roberts's home to hand out more leaflets to people in the area as they continue their appeal for help.

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