Man in 50s found dead with 'facial injuries' as cops hunt killer | The Sun

Man in 50s found dead with 'facial injuries' as cops hunt killer | The Sun

January 22, 2023

A MURDER investigation is underway this evening after a man in his 50s was found dead in Newcastle.

He was discovered with facial injuries on a patch of grass in Kenton on Friday.

It is understood he was found by an ambulance who later notified cops at around 8.20pm that night.

The man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene in the north west of the city.

The incident is being treated as suspected murder as his injures were said to be "consistent with being assaulted".

Cops launched the murder probe after initially treating the death as "unexplained".

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In a statement, Northumbria Police chief inspector Martin Brooks said his force believe the man was the victim of a "serious" assault on Friday night.

He added: "We are determined to find out exactly what has happened here and get the man's family the answers they rightly deserve.

"We believe the man was seriously assaulted on Friday night and whoever was responsible for inflicting those injuries has then left the scene. 

"We are carrying out a huge range of enquiries in order to trace anyone believed to have been responsible.

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"Those enquiries will continue throughout the course of today and officers remain in the area to gather evidence and speak to those living in the area.

"Anybody with concerns is encouraged to speak to an officer on duty."

Cops are appealing for witnesses and those who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the 'Tell Us Something' page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230120-0995.

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