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Victim in Blyth murder investigation named by police as Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson pictured with his daughter Olivia Credit: Family photo

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 been assaulted 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 when he 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, known to the victim and who had been in the address throughout the evening, had left the area.

Northumbria Police's Superintendent Helen Anderson, the senior investigating 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.

We have specially trained Family Liaison Officers (FLOs) supporting them at this difficult time and we are working hard to get them some answers.

This incident has taken place in a private address following an altercation between people who were known to each other and who had been socialising together throughout the evening.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened and how the victim in this case has ultimately lost his life.

We are currently carrying out enquiries to trace a named person and we would appeal directly for that person to come forward and speak to police.

High visibility patrols are taking place across Blyth to carry out enquiries but to also reassure anyone who is concerned about the police activity.

I want to make it clear that those involved are known to each other and there is no wider risk to members of the public in the area.

A team of detectives are working hard to establish the facts and we would encourage anyone with information to come forward and contact police.

– Northumbria Police

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