A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a stabbing on North Tyneside.
25-year-old Ryan Armstrong died early on Saturday morning on Burn Close Crescent in Wallsend.
21-year-old Liam Kennedy, from Martin Road in Wallsend, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.
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