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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Cullercoats, in Tyne & Wear have charged a suspect with murder

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

Shortly before Friday, police received a report of a concern for the welfare of a man at an address on John Street, Cullercoats.

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

When officers attended they found 45-year-old Lee Santos, from Wallsend, with injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

Lee was pronounced dead at the scene. His family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

A man, aged 43, was arrested by our officers at the scene on suspicion of murder and a full investigation was launched.

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

The man, Andrew Peacock, of John Street, Cullercoats, has now been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody and is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle tomorrow.

Detectives Investigating The Death Of A Man In Cullercoats, In Tyne & Wear Have Charged A Suspect With Murder

“With a man now charged in connection with this incident, we ask that everyone avoids any speculation – both out in the community and on social media – that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings”.

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