1. Tim Backshall

Three arrested in North Shields murder case

Detectives investigating a murder in North Shields have arrested three people.

A 22-year-old man was found dead at a property in Stanley Street on Friday, May 10.

At 6am this morning, Saturday, May 11, officers arrested a 17-year-old boy and two men, aged 18 and 22, all from the North Shields area. All three remain in police custody.

"It's still vital that anyone with any information contacts us and passes on anything as soon as possible. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who might have seen anything or anyone suspicious in Stanley Street in the days leading up to this incident."

– Ch Supt Steve Neill, Northumbria Police

The police say there is nothing to suggest that there is any risk to the wider public.

People can speak to officers either face to face in the area, by ringing 101 extension 69191 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.