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A man has been found guilty of killing Northumberland man Andrew Peart

On August 23 last year, police were contacted by medical staff at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington who were caring for an injured man who was described as having catastrophic brain injuries.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

The man was identified as 39-year-old Andrew Peart, but despite the best efforts of medical staff, his condition deteriorated, and he sadly died a week later.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

An investigation was launched by officers from the Force’s Major Investigation Team, who believed Andrew’s injuries were sustained as a result of an assault.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

The subsequent investigation revealed that earlier in the same evening, Andrew had a verbal altercation with the driver of a silver Mitsubishi Shogun on The Square in Guide Post, Northumberland.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

The driver of the vehicle – who was later identified as 28-year-old Jake McIntyre – had been driving on The Square and had to slow down as Andrew crossed the road.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

McIntyre drove away after the argument before returning, catching up to Andrew near Guide Post Working Men’s Club where got out the vehicle and struck Andrew with a metal tyre lever he had in his car.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

He then punched Andrew leaving him on the floor as he left the scene.

A Man Has Been Found Guilty Of Killing Northumberland Man Andrew Peart

McIntyre was arrested two days later having fled to the Cumbria area.

He was initially charged with assault and later with murder after the discovery of a voice recording he had made on his mobile phone where he admitted his involvement in the incident.

Today (Friday), following a two-and a half week trial at Newcastle Crown Court, McIntyre of Stakeford Crescent, Ashington, was found guilty of manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced in the coming weeks.

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