A 14 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident in Consett.
Police were called to Southernwood, a residential street, following an altercation just before 5.30pm, Thursday, December 5.
A 47 year old man had suffered a serious injury. Doctors and paramedics also attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The teenager remains in police custody.
This is a tragic incident for all involved, and I would like to offer my condolences to the victim’s family. I would like to reassure the local community that we are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.