Police have charged a 43-year-old man with murder, after a 28-year-old man died in a fatal stabbing in Gateshead on Friday.
Daryl Fowler was found unconcious on the Leame Lane Estate on Friday evening.
Lee Wall, of Chevington on the Leam Lane Estate, has been charged with murder and will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Emma Alexander Brown, 39, also of Chevington, has been charged with assisting an offender and will appear in court tomorrow.
In a statement, Mr Fowler's family said: “We are totally devastated at our loss of Daryl. He is going to be such a big miss. "Our hearts are breaking right now, we would appreciate that you will let us grieve in privacy thank you.”
In an earlier statement released on Sunday, Detective Inspector Graeme Dodds, of Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We believe this has been an isolated incident between individuals who are known to each other, with no wider risk to the public."
It is tragic that someone has lost their life and our officers will continue to offer Daryl’s family all the support they need. We would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time. Our cordon has been reduced but police will remain in the area today to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to the local community.