First pictures from the scene of Silksworth murder as forensic investigators arrive at address

Emergency services were called to an address in Silksworth after a man died following an assault in the early hours on Friday morning.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:46 am

A police van can be seen on Park Avenue in the Silksworth area of the city this morning after a murder investigation was launched.

There are a number of police officers at an address on Park Avenue following the incident and forensic officers arrived at the property on Friday morning.

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Scene of Crime officers at Park Avenue, Silksworth on Friday
Scene of Crime officers at Park Avenue, Silksworth on Friday

Shocked residents say the ‘normally quiet street’ was full with six or seven police cars in the early hours of this morning.

An investigation has been launched by officers and police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said: “Firstly I would like to say my thought are with the victim’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

Police officers at Park Avenue, Silksworth on Friday morning after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder

“We have deployed specially-trained officers to support them and we would ask you to respect their privacy as they come to terms with what has happened.

“We know that incident likes this can have a big impact on the local community and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened.

“I want to reassure the public that we believe those involved are known to each other and that this is not a random attack between strangers.

“Officers will be on patrol in the area throughout the day to carry out enquiries and to speak to any concerned residents.”

A 24-year-old man died at the scene on Park Avenue, Sunderland.

The force is urging anyone with information to contact them via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log 58 18/06/21.

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A police van remains at the scene in Silksworth. Photo by North News.
A police presence can be seen at an address on Park Avenue in Silksworth.