Man held in connection with Morpeth death

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a 52-year-old man died following an altercation in Morpeth town centre on Tuesday afternoon.

It is believed the victim had been shopping in the Sanderson Arcade at 3pm when he became involved in a verbal argument with another man.

The argument continued in the street outside, where the victim was assaulted.

He was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital where he died at 5.42pm.

A 55-year-old man is currently under arrest in connection with the investigation.

A post mortem was due to take place on Wednesday, however police do not believe that a weapon was used.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 03456 043 043, ext. 69191.