14 year old boy arrested on suspicion of murder in Consett

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.

Southernwood, Consett Credit: NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION

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.

Detective Superintendent Dave Ashton, Durham Constabulary
The police scene in Consett Credit: NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION