Tyne & Wear

Washington murder arrest after attack on man

Police outside Usworth Hall
Image caption Police arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following an attack in Wearside, according to police.

It is believed the 36-year-old arrested man was known to the victim.

Officers were called at 10:49 BST after a man in his 30s was found with serious injuries in Usworth Hall in the Stephenson area of Washington.

The man was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, but later died of his injuries.

Police said no weapon was thought to be involved in the incident.

The arrested man remains in custody and is helping officers with their inquiries.

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