South Shields murder investigation

06 May 2016 14:20 PM

Ronnie Howard [View Full Size]

Police investigating a murder in South Shields have charged a man with murder.

At 11pm on Wednesday, May 4, police were called to reports of a disturbance inside the Prince Edward pub in Prince Edward Road in South Shields.

Emergency services attended and 31-year-old Ronnie Howard from South Shields was found unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Seven men were arrested in connection with the murder and five have now been charged with offences.

A 35-year-old man has now been charged with murder. He has also been charged with affray and assault.

Three men - aged 28, 33 and 26 -  have also been charged with affray and assault and one man, 58, has been charged with affray.

The men are due to appeal at South Tyneside Magistrates Court today (Friday, May 6).

Two men aged 31 and 30 were released with no further action.

- Photograph of murder victim Ronnie Howard, 31, from South Shields.



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