Murder arrest after man dies following assault at property in Sunderland
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died following an assault at an address in Silksworth.
Emergency services were called to Park Avenue in the Silksworth area of the city shortly after 1am today, Friday, June 18 following reports of an assault.
A 24-year-old man was found with ‘serious, life-threatening’ injuries and died at the scene.
An investigation was immediately launched and police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
Police say his family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.
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.
“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.”
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.