A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a fatal assault in Wallsend, on North Tyneside.

Shortly before 2.30pm on Monday, police were alerted by the ambulance service that a man had been injured on St Hilda’s Avenue, Holy Cross.

Emergency services attended and found a 43-year-old man who had sustained serious injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Mohammed Rabani, 18, of Weldon Crescent, Heaton, who was one five males arrested as part of enquiries, has today (June 22)  appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

He has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed instrument.

He was not asked to plead to the charges and was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, June 24.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said the victim’s next of kin have been informed and continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers at this time.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "This has been an incredibly tragic incident and our thoughts remain with the victim’s family at this time.

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"Thank you to the team of officers who have been working tirelessly since Monday on this investigation, as well as everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiries."

Police have asked for members of the public to refrain from any speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardise the legal proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220622-0535.

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