Two people have been arrested after a man died from stab wounds.
Police and paramedics were called to West Avenue, in North Shields, at 3.17am today (Monday) after reports a man had been stabbed outside a property.
A 24-year-old man was taken to the RVI hospital for treatment to multiple stab wounds but at around 5.20am died as result of his injuries.
Officers have arrested a 24-year-old man and 20-year-old woman on suspicion of murder and they are currently in custody.
A section of the street has been cordoned off to allow for forensic enquiries to be carried out and will remain closed off this morning.
Officers will be in the area carrying out house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.
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 128 25/01/16.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.