Middlesbrough man dies after assault

A 40-year-old man has died of his injuries after an assault in Middlesbrough. Mark Hurren, of no fixed abode, was knocked unconscious during an altercation involving several people on Sunday evening. Wayne Spanswick was charged with wounding.

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Statement released after death of Middlesbrough man

Police have released a statement about the death of a homeless man in Middlesbrough. 40-year-old Mark Hurren, was assaulted in Worcester Street on 25th August. He died at James Cook University Hospital on 27th August. Mr Hurren had been living with his partner at friends' houses in the area.

“There was an altercation on the junction of Worcester Street and Parliament Road at around 6.00pm on Sunday evening involving several people which left Mark unconscious following an assault and I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this.

“We need to piece together Mark’s movements from 6.00am on Sunday which will help the team to have a clearer picture of the events which led up to Mark’s tragic death.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey

Wayne Stanley Spanswick, 41, was charged with wounding. He appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court and has been remanded in custody until 11th September 2013.

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