Man charged with murder on North Tyneside after death of 45-year-old two days before Christmas

A man has been charged with murder following an investigation into the death of a man on North Tyneside.

Northumbria Police were called to an address in John Street, Cullercoats, on Friday 23 December after reports of a suspected stabbing.

Officers found Lee Santos, 45, from Wallsend, with injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Mr Santos was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Andrew Peacock, aged 43, was arrested by officers at the scene on suspicion of murder and a full investigation was launched.

He has now been charged with murder and remanded into custody. He appeared before magistrates in Newcastle on Boxing Day and is due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday 29 December.

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