Dean Bowe named as Whitley Bay fatal assault victim
A man who died after being assaulted in a Tyneside flat has been named by police.
Dean Bowe, 32, was found with a head injury at the property on South Parade, Whitley Bay on 7 September.
Jonathan Armstrong, 44, of the same address, has been charged with murder.
Mr Bowe's family said they had been left "reeling from the shock" at the sudden death of a "thoughtful, funny and intelligent" man.
In a statement they added: "Dean was gentle, kind and did not like anything cruel in the world.
"Everyone is reeling from the shock, it has been a horrible shock for all the family.
"We were so close and everyone will miss him so much."