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A man has died after being stabbed at an estate in Gateshead.
At about 8pm on Friday evening, police received a report that a man had suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing in the Leam Lane Estate.
It's believed the 28-year-old had been stabbed at a property on the estate before wandering out on to the street where he collapsed.
He was found unconscious on Chevington and was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but sadly died later that evening despite the efforts of medical staff.
A murder investigation has now been launched and three people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Graeme Dodds said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the man who has lost his life as a result of this suspected assault.
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"We are treating this as a murder and believe the incident has taken place inside a nearby address following a dispute between people who are known to one another.
"The victim is then thought to have walked into the street where he has collapsed.
"Three people, who are all known to the victim, are currently in police custody and are being questioned in relation to the incident.
"A cordon will remain in place today to allow us to carry out forensic enquiries in the area.
"We do not believe there is any wider risk to the public but officers are on patrol to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to any concerned residents.
"The victim's family are obviously devastated and we would ask that the public respect their privacy at this difficult time."
Anyone who has information about the suspected assault is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1097 11/09/20.
You can also report online at the Northumbria Police website or report anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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