Murder investigation launched after man killed outside Northumberland pub

The Bay Horse pub, in Cramlington, has been cordoned off. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed following a disturbance at a Northumberland pub.

Emergency services were called at around 10pm, (Saturday 1 April) to reports two men had been struck by a van outside the The Bay Horse Inn, Cramlington, following an alleged disturbance inside the premises.

One man, aged 55, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other man, also aged 55, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical condition. Their families have been notified and are currently being supported by specialist officers at this time.

An investigation has been launched by the Northumbria Police’s major investigation team and two men, aged 32 and 37 and, and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time.

A vehicle was recovered from Broadway, Blyth and additional officers have been deployed to the area as the investigation continues.

Officers are continuing searches in Blyth following the incident Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Officers are searching gardens, undergrowth and street facilities in an area near where the vehicle was recovered. It is believed they are searching for possible discarded weapons.

Detective Superintendent Jane Fairlamb, the senior investigating officer said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life, and another hospitalised with serious injuries. Our thoughts are with their families at this difficult time, and we’d ask their privacy is respected.

“Our investigation remains ongoing and there will be additional officers deployed across the Cramlington and Blyth areas today (Sunday), while we carry out further enquiries and speak with witnesses. Please make yourselves known if you have any concerns or information you’d like to pass on.

“There is no wider risk to the public and we would ask people to refrain from any type of speculation or commentary on social media about the case, while enquiries remain ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 or via its website, quoting log NP-20230401-1194.

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