Teenager, 14, killed in suspected stabbing in Newcastle – arrests

Newcastle: Police at scene of alleged stabbing in Elswick

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A 14-year-old sadly died on Tuesday night after being stabbed in an attack involving multiple people which occurred last Wednesday, November 9, near Westmorland Road in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne. Northumbria Police arrested 14 people in relation to the incident and all of them had been bailed while the investigation continues.

Gordon Gault was found injured by an ambulance crew and taken to the hospital after the attack last Wednesday.

The police said the attack against him was during an altercation involving a number of people in the area, although there is no risk to the wider public.

Northumbria Police said in a statement: “A teenage boy has sadly died following an alleged assault in Elswick.

“An investigation was immediately launched following a report of an assault which occurred shortly before 6.30pm last Wednesday (November 9).

“It was reported that there had been an altercation involving a number of people in the area of Westmorland Road.

“Emergency services attended and found a 14-year-old boy near Elswick Road who had suffered injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

“Gordon Gault, of Newcastle, was taken to hospital but sadly died last night – six days after the incident.”

Chief Superintendent Helena Barron, Northumbria Police’s Area Commander for Newcastle and Gateshead, said: “First and foremost, this is an absolutely devastating outcome and our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this awful time.

“Clearly, the last week has been incredibly difficult for Gordon’s family and I would continue to ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.

“We are determined to find out the full circumstances that led to Gordon’s death.

“As a Force, we are committed to using every single tactic at our disposal in order to identify the perpetrators and ensure effective justice is served.

“We have made a total of 14 arrests so far as part of our extensive enquiries, and officers remain in the area as part of the investigation and to offer reassurance to those living nearby.

“At this early stage, we believe all parties involved were known to each other and there is no information to suggest there is a risk to the wider public.

“I would encourage anybody with concerns to speak to an officer in the area. I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and cooperation as we continue to investigate this serious incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on this link or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221109-0955.

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