Officers investigating the death of a man in Newcastle have today charged a suspect with murder.

Shortly after 6am on Monday, officers responded to reports of a man injured at an address on Dilston Road, Newcastle.

Emergency services attended and found a man with serious injuries consistent with having being caused by a bladed article.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, 49-year-old Beimnet Gebreab, of Newcastle, died as a result of his injuries and a murder investigation was subsequently launched. 

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A man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was brought into police custody.

The man arrested - Yasim Ismael, 38, of Dilston Road, Newcastle – has since been charged with Beimnet’s murder.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on Wednesday. 

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