Liam Kennedy due in court on Ryan Armstrong murder charge

A MAN will appear in court today after a 25-year-old man died following a street disturbance.

A MAN will appear in court today after a 25-year-old man died following a street disturbance.

Ryan Armstrong was found injured in a Wallsend street during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but nothing could be done to save his life and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Liam Kennedy, 21, of Martin Road, Wallsend, North Tyneside, was yesterday charged with murder and will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today.

Floral tributes mark the spot, on Burn Closes Crescent in Rosehill, where Ryan was found, shortly before 2am.

Last night there was a heavy police presence as a large stretch of the street remained cordoned off.

A card on one bouquet, left by Ryan’s sister Charlotte, said: “Ryan my darling brother I love you so much, I cannot believe this has happened. You were the best.”

And a note from the murder victim’s heartbroken parents reads: “We love you so much son, can’t believe you have been taken.”

Northumbria Police Chief Sup Kay Blyth said: “We understand incidents of this nature do cause concern to the community and the Neighbourhood Policing Team are out and about in the community to reassure them about the ongoing investigation.”

Seven people were arrested in the hours after Ryan’s death.

Three women, aged 19, 45, and 25 also arrested have been released on bail, while a 19-year-old man and women aged 21 and 20 have been released and told they face no further action.

 

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