Police have named a man who was fatally injured in an alleged stabbing incident in North Tyneside yesterday as they confirm a man has been charged for his murder.

68-year-old Alder Willis of Alanville, Camperdown in North Tyneside has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article following the death of 35-year-old Andrew Darn from North Shields.

Emergency services were called to a premises on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in South Shields yesterday morning (March 28) following a concern for the welfare of a man.

The Northern Echo: Emergency services at the scene.Emergency services at the scene. (Image: North News)

Once in attendance, they found a man who had sustained injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was confirmed to have died at the scene.

Police have now named Andrew and released an image of him as the investigation continues.

Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Katie Smith from Northumbria Police, said: “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family and loved ones at this difficult time as they try to come to terms with their loss.

“We ask that they are given the time and space they need to grieve and process what has happened.

The Northern Echo: Andrew Darn.Andrew Darn. (Image: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE)

“Our investigation is very much ongoing, and we have now charged one person in connection with Andrew’s death.

“Officers will remain at the scene and across the wider area as they carry out a range of enquiries and we’d encourage anyone who has information to speak to them or report to us directly.”

Det Ch Insp Smith added: “At this time, I’d like to reiterate that those involved are believed to be known to each other and there is no wider risk to the public.

“I’d also like to remind the public that this is a live investigation, and to avoid speculation which could now impact any future trial.

“We do not tolerate violence on our streets, and I want to assure our communities we will do all we can to get answers for Andrew’s family.”