Two further arrests made after suspected murder of 42-year-old in Wallsend

An investigation is ongoing at the address, with police cars and a crime scene tent outside. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two further arrests have been made as part of a murder investigation after a man died in Wallsend.

Officers were alerted by the ambulance service that a man had been injured on St Hilda's Avenue, Holy Cross, shortly before 2:30pm Monday 20 June.

Several police vehicles arrived shortly afterwards followed by a Great North Air Ambulance.

A 43-year-old man had sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday 20 June, three male teenagers were arrested on suspicion of murder and were then released under investigation as enquiries continue.

A witness told ITV Tyne Tees that the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter arrived quickly. Credit: @gjmitchelhill

Two further arrests have been made, both male, aged 18 and 16, on suspicion of murder. They both currently remain in police custody.

A resident on the street named Edyta Debinska said she heard "shouting" and then emergency services arrived "quickly".

"It is shocking because I consider the street very quiet," she told ITV Tyne Tees.

"We've never had any accidents here really that I'm aware of."

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this time.

A large police presence was captured outside the property by CCTV. Credit: CCTV

Detective Inspector Louise Jenkins, of Northumbria Police, said: “Firstly, our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“A full investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding what led to this tragic incident.

“It is early in the investigation however, we don’t believe there is any wider threat to the public.

“Our officers remain in the area as they continue to follow several lines of enquiry, and I’d encourage anybody with any concerns or information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220622-0535.