Tyne & Wear

Jodie Wilkinson stab death: More arrests over Newcastle attack

Jodie Wilkinson Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Jodie Wilkinson died in hospital after the attack on the city street

Three youths have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in Newcastle bringing the total number of people held to nine.

Jodie Wilkinson, 27, was attacked by a group of up to 11 men in Stanhope Street on Monday.

Police have now arrested two males, aged 14 and 15, and a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of violent disorder.

Five other people - aged between 20 and 43 - are sill being questioned, and an 18-year-old has been bailed.

Ms Wilkinson died in hospital following the attack on the busy street in the afternoon.

A A 25-year-old man who was with her at the time was also injured and needed hospital treatment.

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