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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after 32-year-old dies in Hexham

A 32-year-old man has died after being found unconscious on Priestopple in Hexham. Credit: Google maps

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a man in Hexham.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police received a report that a man had been found unconscious with head injuries outside the Studio Sport Bar on Priestpopple, Hexham. Officers found a 32-year-old man being treated by paramedics. He died at the scene as result of his injuries.

A 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder and he is currently in custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dave English said:

We know there were several people in the area at the time of the assault and we would ask them to come forward.

We also need to speak with anyone who may have information which could help our enquiries.

Extra officers are also carrying out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the local community, who understandably are shocked by this tragic death this is incident .

This assault is being treated as an isolated incident.

Anyone who saw or heard anything around the time of the incident, or anyone with any information that could help police, is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 194 of 28/01/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector Dave English