Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a suspected assault in North Shields.

Shortly before 11.40pm on March 7, police received a report of concern for a man inside an address on Clifton Gardens.

Emergency services attended the scene and found Trevor Bishop, 45, of North Shields who had suffered a head injury.

Northumbria Police said he was taken to hospital but sadly passed away.

Detective Inspector Tomasz Fowler, of Northumbria Police, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Trevor’s family and loved ones at this tragic time and our specialist officers are supporting them in every way they can.

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“A full investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and we are committed to finding out exactly what happened and bringing anyone involved to justice.”

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Trevor’s death and has since been released on police bail.

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Meanwhile, a further two people, a 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both suspects have also been released on police bail.

Det Insp Fowler added: “We would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation.

“Our officers remain in the area and we would ask that if you did see something or have information in relation to what has happened, and have not yet spoken to us, please come forward directly to officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230307-1255.