Police name man who died in Hexham assault

32-year-old Michael Thompson.

The man who died following an assault in Hexham has been named as 32-year-old Michael Thompson.

Police were called to Priestpopple in the early hours of yesterday morning following a report that a man had been found unconscious with head injuries.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with his murder. He is due to appear before Northumberland Magistrates' Court tomorrow.