A North Tyneside man who died in suspicious circumstances yesterday has been named.
Anthony Hampton, 39, from David Street in Wallsend, was found with head injuries in the street outside his house at about 8pm yesterday (Monday, October 5).
Officers and ambulance staff were called the address and Mr Hampton was given medical treatment at the scene. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by ambulance but was confirmed dead at the hospital.
A 40-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains in custody. Officers are treating this as an isolated incident. It is believed that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other.
Northumbria Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the death.
Detective Chief Inspector John Bent said: “We are asking for help from the public to piece together the last few hours before Anthony Hampton died. We particularly want to hear from anyone who was in the area of David Street between 5pm and 8pm on Monday, the night he died. If anyone witnessed or heard anything unusual in the street we’d ask them to contact officers straightaway.”
Officers are also on patrol in the area and are available to speak to members of the public about any concerns they may have following this incident.
Anyone with information is asked to ring police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 971 05/10/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.