Police have now identified the victim of a fatal assault in Blyth as 30-year-old Scott Patterson.

Officers said they received a report that a man had beenassaulted inside an address on Hallside Road in Blyth at 1.55am on Monday 19 August.

The victim had been socialising with people he knew inside the house whenhe got into an altercation and sustained serious injuries, believed to have been caused by a bladed article.

The North East Ambulance Service dispatched a rapid response team, a doubled-crewed ambulance and a clinical care manager to the scene while support was also provided from the Great North Air Ambulance. Paramedics arrived at the address but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers also attended but say they believe the person responsible, knownto the victim and who had been in the address throughout the evening, had left the area.

Northumbria Police's Superintendent Helen Anderson, the seniorinvestigating officer on the case is reassuring residents there is no wider risk to the public.

Police are reassuring the public that those involved are known to eachother Credit: NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION

First and foremost our thoughts are with the family of the manwho has lost his life in the early hours of this morning.

Northumbria Police

A post-mortem will take place later today to establish the cause ofdeath.

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