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Man killed in suspected stabbing named by police

Police believe Jonathan Carr was the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s incident in Gateshead.

A 21-year-old man who died after a suspected stabbing in Gateshead has been named by police.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, Northumbria Police said the dead man is believed to be Jonathan Carr, whose body was found at an address in Mayfair Gardens at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The force also revealed that two men, aged 20 and 21, who were arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody.

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Jonathan Carr is thought to have died on Wednesday (Northumbria Police)

Detective Chief Inspector Aelf Sampson said: “We recognise that the local community in Deckham will be concerned that a young man has been killed on their doorstop.

“I want to reassure residents that we are treating this as an isolated incident and that we do believe those involved are known to each other.

“We have been carrying out extensive inquiries with activity taking place at more than one address in Gateshead since we found Jonathan’s body.

“We will continue to support the victim’s family at this difficult time and would ask that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with what has happened.”

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