Six boys aged 16 and 17 are arrested for murder after 35-year-old man died


Six boys aged 16 and 17 are arrested for murder after 35-year-old man died from head injuries suffered during attack in Northumberland

  • Officers arrived at scene on Romsey Close in Cramlington at 1am on Saturday
  • Victim was found with a serious head injury and was taken to hospital  
  • However he died today as a result of his injuries 

Police have arrested six teenage boys aged 16 and 17 for murder after a 35-year-old man died from the serious head injuries he suffered in an attack.  

Officers arrived at the scene on Romsey Close in Cramlington, Northumberland, just after 1am on Saturday. 

The victim was found with serious head injuries and immediately taken to hospital in a critical condition.

However, he died today as a result of his injuries.  

Officers arrived at the scene on Romsey Close (pictured) in Cramlington, Northumberland, just after 1am on Saturday

Police have arrested six teenage boys aged between 16 and 17 on suspicion of his murder.   

Northumbria Police Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks, the senior investigating officer on the case, said: ‘First and foremost are thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly lost his life as a result of this tragic incident.

‘We have specialist family liaison officers who are supporting them at this devastating time and I would ask that the family’s privacy is respected as they come to terms with their loss.

‘Sadly, as a result of the attack, the victim suffered significant injuries and died in hospital the following day.

Police have arrested six teenage boys aged between 16 and 17 on suspicion of his murder. Stock picture

Police have arrested six teenage boys aged between 16 and 17 on suspicion of his murder. Stock picture

‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened and how the victim in this case has ultimately lost his life.

‘A team of detectives are now working to establish the facts and we’d encourage any witnesses to come forward.

‘A number of people are believed to have been in the area near the time of the attack, so we want to hear from those people – as well as any motorists passing that area at the time who may have dashcam footage.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log 82 290521. 

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