Six suspects are arrested after man, 52, is stabbed to death by Greggs
  • Six men have been arrested after a man, 52, was stabbed to death in Newcastle
  • Police were called to the shop near Old Eldon Square at 6.20pm this evening
  • The victim was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries 

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline

Published: 20:46 EDT, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 20:52 EDT, 14 August 2019

Six men have been arrested after a man, 52, was stabbed to death outside a branch of Greggs in a bustling city centre.

Police were called to the scene at 6.20pm yesterday afternoon near Old Eldon Square, Newcastle.

The victim was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries. 

The attack will add to fears that the knife crime plaguing London has spread outside the capital.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a tougher approach on crime, announcing plans to recruit 20,000 more police officers and an extra £100million to beef up prison security. 

Six men have been arrested after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a branch of Greggs near Eldon Square in Newcastle. (Pictured: A forensic officer prepares to examine the crime scene in the Eldon Square shopping centre)

Police were called to the scene at 6.20pm yesterday afternoon. (Pictured: A police officer guards the police line at the shopping centre as the investigation continues)

Detectives are continuing inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the assault and are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch.

Forensic officers have been photographed visiting the crime scene and the area around it has been cordoned off with police tape. 

Detective Superintendent John Bent said: ‘First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly lost his life.

‘We’re appealing for anyone who may have information, or who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with us as any information could be vital.

‘Inquiries are ongoing and I want to reassure the public that officers will be carrying out further inquiries and conducting patrols in the area so if you have any concerns please speak to officers.’

Police ask anyone with information to call police on 101.

Detectives have begun searching for clues to help them piece together what happened. (Pictured: An officer standing outside the Eldon shopping centre)

Police are also appealing for anyone with information to come forward

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