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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.

We have a dedicated team of officers and staff who have been working around the clock to establish exactly what happened. Throughout the day we will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and will also be reviewing CCTV footage of the surrounding area.

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