Six teenagers have been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Gordon Gault who died following a suspected knife attack last year.

Northumbria Police yesterday (June 27) re-arrested six boys all aged 16 and 17 who have all been charged and are due before court this morning.

Police said officers were called to the scene in Elswick, Newcastle, on November 9 following reports of an assault where they found Gordon suffering from 'injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article'.

Gordon died six days later in hospital from his injuries as police launched a homicide investigation into the incident.

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police station.Northumbria Police station. (Image: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE)

All six suspects will now appear before magistrates in North Tyneside today (June 28).

Matt Steel, Detective Chief Inspector of Northumbria Police’s Major Investigations Team , said, said: “A comprehensive investigation has been ongoing ever since Gordon Gault’s murder and our thoughts remain with his family and loved ones.

“We remain absolutely committed in our pursuit of justice and getting his family the answers that they deserve.

“Yesterday, we carried out a number of co-ordinated arrests with six males being brought into custody.

"They have now each been charged with murder and are due to appear in court.”