Police name stab death teenager
A 14-year-old boy who was found at a Tyne and Wear house with fatal stab wounds has been named by police.
Officers found seriously injured Jordan Cooper, of Newriggs, in the Fatfield area of Washington, at his home at 12.15am, Northumbria Police said.
He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was pronounced dead 90 minutes later.
Police said a relative had been arrested.
A 31-year-old man was held after the stabbing as police launched a murder investigation.
Acting Chief Superintendent Alan Veitch said: "This is a tragic loss and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy. A man has been arrested and is in police custody.
"This was an isolated incident that has happened inside the house, between two people who knew each other. They're relatives and we're not looking for anyone else in connection with this death."
A post-mortem examination was expected to be carried out on Tuesday.
A neighbour said the dead boy lived with his grandmother in the house where he died.
The mother-of-two, who has a son the same age, said: "It's awful when you have seen him as a little lad, kicking a ball around in the street. He might not have had a great start in life but he deserved a life."