ANOTHER teenager has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death at a Newcastle shopping centre.

Peter Duncan, 52, from Newcastle, died on Wednesday after he was stabbed inside the doors of the shopping centre at Old Eldon Square at about 6.20pm, in what police described as an unprovoked "chance encounter".

On Wednesday, police arrested seven teenagers, aged between 14 and 17, on suspicion of murder.

Four of those males, two aged 15 and two aged 17, have been released with no further action and a 14-year-old has been released under investigation. Two 17-year-old boys are in police custody.

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Peter Duncan, 52, from Newcastle, died after being stabbed with a screwdriver

A 15-year-old boy has now been arrested in connection with the investigation and is being held in police custody.

Northumbria Police Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Ged Noble, said: “This continues to be an extremely difficult time for the family and loved ones of Peter and we ask that their privacy is respected.

“Searches have been conducted across the city and at a number of addresses in Newcastle.

“We know that these types of incidents can have a big impact on the local community. I want to reassure the public and businesses that we are doing all we can to prevent incidents of this tragic nature and ensure people feel safe.

“I also want to thank those who have come forward with information and for the public’s patience during our investigation so far.”

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Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 281 15/08/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.