Murder probe: Two further arrests after father-of-two's death

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a murder in South Shields, police have confirmed.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 3:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 4:30 pm
The Prince Edward pub in South Shields. Picture: Google Images.

The men, aged 34 and 28, join four other people in police custody as a fatal incident at the town's Prince Edward pub is investigated.

There have been seven arrests in total, with one man, a 30-year-old who was arrested following the incident, released facing no further action.

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Extra officers remain in the area to offer reassurance to members of the public.

Emergency services were called at 11pm yesterday to attend the pub, in Prince Edward Road.

A 31-year-old man, named locally as Ronnie Howard, was unconscious at the scene and later pronounced dead in hospital.