Update on Gateshead death

29 Jan 2018 11:00 AM

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Police have released the name of a man who died after sustaining serious injuries on Friday – and can confirm two people have been arrested in relation to the incident.

Harry Singh, 20, from Coinston Place, Gateshead, died on the way to the RVI in Newcastle.

Police were called to Sheriffs Row, Gateshead, at about 11.30pm on Friday (January 26) where Harry was found with serious injuries.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Enquires have been ongoing since Friday and two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.

DCI Helen Anderson, from Northumbria Police, said: “We have two people in police custody at this moment in time in relation to the incident and our investigations are ongoing to piece together exactly what happened to Harry.

“Harry sustained serious injuries and we would urge anyone who saw anything to come forward.”

Anyone who believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious or have information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 1344 26/01/18.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 Harry Singh



Two men have been charged with the murder of a Gateshead man.  


Paul Joseph Leighton, aged 37, of Springfield Place, Gateshead and John William Knox, aged 29, of Beacon Court, Gateshead have been charged, following the death of Harry Singh.


20 year old Harry, of Coniston Place, died on his way to hospital after being found in Sheriff's Row on Friday, January 26.


Both men will appear at South Tyneside Magistrates tomorrow morning (Thursday 1 Feb).