Sunderland murder probe: Police investigating man’s death after an attack in Hendon make seventh arrest

Police leading a murder probe after a man was killed in Hendon on Friday night have made a seventh arrest.

Officers and paramedics were called to Canon Cockin Street at 11.10pm on Friday, where a man was found with injuries.

The scene of the incident in Canon Cockin Street.

The scene of the incident in Canon Cockin Street.

Paramedics were alerted and the man was taken to hospital, but was subsequently pronounced dead.

Six were initially arrested on suspicion of murder and are still on Sunday being quizzed by detectives.

Police confirmed that they arrested a seventh person on suspicion of murder yesterday, who also remains in custody.

Police also put on extra patrols in the area to reassure residents in the wake of the tragedy.

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A large section of the street and back lanes were cordoned off by police yesterday with five police vehicles parked up.

A police officer was stood guard at a house in Fuller Road and a white van was towed away by a recovery truck with police guidance.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Police received reports of a man having been assaulted at about 11.10pm last night.

"Officers attended the scene on Canon Cockin Street where a man was found with injuries.

"Paramedics attended, however, the man was subsequently pronounced dead.

"Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in in police custody helping offices with their inquiries.

"Extra officers are in the area carrying out inquiries and are providing reassurance.

"Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1173 201115, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.