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Man held in 'murder plot' inquiry

Published 13/04/2015

A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder as police continue to investigate a shooting outside a takeaway restaurant.

Tipu Sultan, 32, was found at the back of the Herbs n Spice Kitchen in Lake Avenue, South Shields, on Tuesday.

Two men were seen riding a red motorbike away from the street straight after the shooting.

Northumbria Police said a 35-year-old Newcastle man had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and remained in custody.

CCTV images of the two men have been released and police teams have searched a number of locations.

Mr Tipu received a single gunshot wound and after arriving paramedics attempted to treat him but he was declared dead at the scene.

Detectives are continuing to urge anyone with any information that could help with inquiries to contact them.

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