A teenager is charged with manslaughter after the death of a man in Newcastle.
Kl. 20.20 on Wednesday, August 14, police received a report that a man had been assaulted inside the doors of the mall at Old Eldon Square.
Emergency help attended and he was taken to the hospital where he sadly died. He has since been appointed 52-year-old Peter Duncan of Newcastle.
A 17-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is today indicted for murder, possession of an offensive weapon and theft. He is due to appear at the North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Officers have now also recovered a screwdriver, believed to be the weapon used.
In total, eight men have been arrested as part of the investigation.
Two men aged 15 and two aged 17 have been released without further action. A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old have been released under investigation.
An additional 15-year arrest Thursday has also been released under investigation.
This continues to be an extremely difficult time for Peter and Peter's family, and we pray that their privacy is respected.
“We know that these types of events can have a big impact on the local community. I want to reassure the public and businesses that we are doing everything we can to prevent incidents of this tragic nature and to make people feel safe.
"I would also like to thank those who provided information and the public's patience during our investigation."
– Northumbria Police Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Ged Noble
Anyone with information to assist with the investigation is asked to call the police on 101 stating reference number 281 15/08/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.