Two men charged over Tipu Sultan murder to appear in court

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Two men are set to appear in court this morning charged in connection with the murder of Tipu Sultan.

Michael McDougal, 47, of Hylton Avenue, and Michael Stephen Mullen, 24, of Hawthorne Avenue, both South Shields, have both been charged with murder.

Tipu Sultan

Tipu Sultan

They have been remanded in custody and were due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates Court this morning.

The two women also arrested in connection with the incident have been released one with no further action being taken.

Tipu. 32, from Millfield, Sunderland, was shot dead outside his family takeaway Herbs & Spice, in Lake Avenue, South Shields, on Tuesday, April 7.

Inquiries into his death are ongoing and anyone with any information that could help with enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1255 07/04/15.