A fourth man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Andy Foster.

Police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been assaulted at an address on Eighton Terrace in Wrekenton shortly after 11pm on August 20.

It is believed two offenders allegedly approached the property and knocked on the front door, spraying the victim with a substance suspected to be ammonia after he opened the door.

Mr Foster, 26, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died despite the best efforts of medical professionals.

Three men, two aged 32 and another aged 21, have been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

Officers made two further arrests in connection with Andy’s death on Friday - bringing the overall total of arrested people to 12.

One of those arrested, Yousef Wynne, 39, of Wuppertal Court in Jarrow, has today (November 11) been charged with murder.

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Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Tam Fowler, of Northumbria Police, said: “Andy’s family are still coming to terms with what has happened, and we are continuing to support them in any way we can.

“The public have been very supportive of our efforts so far and I hope our continued work and further arrests show just how seriously we are taking this incident.

“Our investigation remains ongoing and we are still keen to hear from anyone with further information which could help us get answers for Andy’s loved ones.  

“Once again, I would ask that the public stays away from any speculation or social media commentary, as this may jeopardise the live legal proceedings.”

An investigation was launched by officers from the Major Investigation Team (MIT) and a number of enquiries have already been carried out.

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He has been remanded and is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ court on Monday, November 13.

A 24-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail.

Anyone with information should use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101 quoting reference number NP-20230820-1369.