Murder probe launched after man found stabbed at Felling home

Police and forensics officers at the scene
Police and forensics officers at the scene -Credit:Iain Buist/Newcastle Chronicle

A murder probe is today under way after a man was found stabbed at a Tyneside home.

Emergency services were called to Elliott Drive in Felling, Gateshead, at around after 9.10pm last night. Police say a 40-year-old man was found inside a home with what officers have described as "injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article."

He was pronounced dead soon after and a murder investigation was launched.

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Det Supt Jane Fairlamb, of Northumbria Police, said: “First and foremost, I would like to extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of the man who has sadly lost his life. An investigation has been launched and our officers are committed to getting them the answers they fully deserve.

“Enquiries are at an early stage, and we do believe all parties involved are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the public. A cordon is in place and officers remain at the scene and across the wider area as part of the ongoing investigation, and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to them.

Police at the scene
Police at the scene -Credit:Iain Buist/Newcastle Chronicle

“I also urge people to refrain from sharing speculation on social media which could jeopardise our active enquiries. As ever, we would ask anyone with information to assist our investigation or anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area on Saturday to get in touch.

"Anyone with information should call Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference NP-20240427-1086"

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 9.07pm to reports of an incident in the Felling area.

"We sent two emergency ambulance crews, a duty officer, a clinical team leader and three hazardous area response teams. We took one male patient to a major trauma centre for further treatment."