A MAN has died after he was attacked in Washington this morning.
At 10.49am on Sunday, June 8, police received a report from the ambulance service of a man with serious injuries at Usworth Hall in the Stephenson area.
Officers attended the scene and a man aged in his 30s was airlifted to the RVI hospital in a life-threatening condition.
He has since died from his injuries in hospital and next of kin have been informed. A weapon is not thought to have been used.
A 36-year-old man arrested at the time of the incident is now being held on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody helping with enquiries.
Northumbria Police Chief Superintendent Gordon Milward said: “I’d like to reassure people that a man has been arrested and it’s believed the two men are known to each other. An investigation is underway and I’d urge anyone with information to contact police.
“Extra patrols are taking place in the area to reassure residents and address any concerns they may have.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.