Murder investigation update

20 Mar 2017 15:20 PM

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Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a man in Whitley Bay.

Matthew Davis, who was 39 and from North Parade was found dead in his home on Friday evening.

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of his murder and following enquiries, two of these men aged 27 and 65 years, have been released from custody with no further police action.

Officers are continuing to question three men aged 26, 43 and 51 years, who remain in custody while the investigation continues. In addition a 29-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, she also remains in custody.

Extra officers remain in the area as police enquiries continue to offer reassurance to local residents and members of the public.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 739 170317 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.