Police probe continues six months after Sunderland man's murder

A woman remains under police investigation following the murder of a Sunderland man six months on from the killing.

Monday, 23rd October 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:45 pm
Police officers at the property in Kemble Square, Downhill, Sunderland.

Barry Solomon, 42, was killed on the evening of Saturday, April 22, at his home in Kemble Square in the Downhill area of the city.

Shortly after his death, detectives announced they were treating it as murder, with scenes of crime officers seen collecting evidence at the house where his body was found in the days after.

Flowers left outside a house in Kemble Square, Downhill, where Barry Solomon was pronounced dead.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A 39-year-old woman and three male youths were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed.

And Northumbria Police have now confirmed that a woman has been released from police custody, but remains under investigation.

The three juveniles have been released with no further police action.

A number of touching floral tributes were left to Mr Solomon outside his house following his death.

Police officers at the property in Kemble Square, Downhill, Sunderland.

A card left within the flowers read: “To my brother Baz, gonna miss you so much.

“Love you with all my life and heart. Gone but never forgotten.

“RIP Baz love ya big sister.”

Another tribute on the card read: “Gone far too soon. “RIP Barry, from Uncle Billy and Martha.”

Police officers at the property in Kemble Square, Downhill, Sunderland.

In the aftermath of the incident, people living in the area spoke of their shock at Mr Solomon’s death.

“The people who had lived there can’t have been in more than six months,” said one man who lives just a few doors away from the house.

“There seemed to be things going on quite often, so it was noisy.

Another person living nearby added: “Everyone’s seen the police about in the street for the past couple of days.

Flowers left outside a house in Kemble Square, Downhill, where Barry Solomon was pronounced dead.

“It’s not the nicest area, but there isn’t usually much trouble either, so the police aren’t around that often.”

Police officers at the property in Kemble Square, Downhill, Sunderland.
Police officers at the property in Kemble Square, Downhill, Sunderland.