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Two arrested after man dies in Cramlington assault

25 Dec 2016 05:25 AM

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UPDATE - Boxing Day

Police have today (Monday) charged two people in connection with the death of a man in Cramlington on Christmas Eve.

At 10.27pm on Christmas Eve police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been stabbed inside Cramlington Workmen's Club, on Front Street in Cramlington.

The 19-year-old victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary but sadly died at hospital as result of his injuries.

Police are now in a position to name the 19-year-old as Owen Kerry who lived in Cramlington.

Following the incident officers arrested a 35-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of murder. This afternoon police have charged them in connection with the incident.

- Lyndsey Harper, 36, of Queens Gardens, Annitsford, North Tyneside, has been charged with murder.

- Brian Cahill, 35, of Northern Terrace, Dudley, North Tyneside, has been charged with murder.

The pair have been remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

Extra officers will remain on patrol in Cramlington today to conduct enquiries and reassure any concerned members of the public.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any useful information, to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 973 of 24/12/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Statement from the family of Owen Kerry

The family of Owen Kerry have today released a statement paying tribute to the 19-year-old who was killed after being stabbed on Christmas Eve.

They said: "Owen was a much loved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and a great friend to many people. Indeed he will be dearly and sadly missed."

 

First release - Christmas Eve

Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a man in an incident in Cramlington.

At 10.27pm on Christmas Eve police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been stabbed inside Cramlington Workmen's Club, on Front Street in Cramlington.

A 19-year-old man was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary but sadly died at hospital as result of his injuries.

Officers have arrested a 35-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of murder and they are currently in custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Theaker, said: "We know the club was very busy at the time of the incident and police are asking for anyone who was there at the time on Christmas Eve to please get in contact as they may be able to help us with our enquiries."

Extra officers are in the area making enquiries, speaking to local residents and offering reassurance and answering any concerns the local community may have.

Anyone who saw or heard anything around the time of the incident, or anyone with any information that could help police, is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 973 of 24/12/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.