Family pay tribute as man dead after assault in Thornaby named by police

A man who died on Teesside after sustaining significant injuries following an assault has now been named by police.

The man has been named as 40-year-old James Stokoe from Stockton.

Mr Stokoe died following an assault in Trenchard Avenue, Thornaby, on Friday afternoon.

James’ family have shared a tribute to him.

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