A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of John Roberts, from Winlaton in Gateshead, who died of head injuries in December.
On Saturday, police handed out leaflets to Newcastle United fans asking for information about Roberts, nicknamed 'The Badge' because he sold badges during NUFC matches.
More top news
Savannah Marshall has become Great Britain's 10th boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio
Former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss will be starring in Aladdin at Middlesbrough Theatre over Christmas
Remain or Leave? The impact on business in the North East.