Police name 24-year-old man who died in Silksworth as his brother is charged with murder

Northumbria Police have named a 24-year-old man who died in a property in Silksworth as Samuel Campbell and have charged his brother with his murder.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 3:06 pm

Paramedics and police found 24-year-old Samuel Campbell with serious, life-threatening injuries, consistent with a stabbing.

Despite attempts to save his life, he sadly died at the scene, prompting officers to launch a murder investigation.

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The victim of the attack has been named by police is 24-year-old Samuel Campbell.
The victim of the attack has been named by police is 24-year-old Samuel Campbell.

Samuel’s brother William, aged 25, of Allen Court in Stokesley was arrested at the scene and earlier today (Saturday, June 19) was charged with murder.

He appeared at a remand court at Newcastle Crown Court today and is set to appear at the same court again on Tuesday, June 22.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) said: “This continues to be a devastating time for the Campbell family and we are doing everything we can to ensure they have access to support.

Tributes to Samuel have been left by members of the public at the scene.

“They are finding it very difficult to come to terms with what has happened and we would ask you to respect their privacy while we conduct our enquiries.

“An investigation into the circumstances around the alleged assault are ongoing but William has now been charged with Samuel’s murder.

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“This has taken place at their family home and we want to reassure residents in the area, and the wider community, that there is no risk to the public.

A police presence remains in Park Avenue on Saturday, June 19.

“A cordon remains in place at the address on Park Avenue and we will continue to carry out patrols in the area so that any concerned residents can ask us any questions they may have.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact officers via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 58 18/06/21.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Forensic teams worked throughout the day at the property on Friday, June 18.

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