Six boys charged with murder after Gordon Gault, 14, stabbed to death in 'attack' | The Sun

SIX boys have been charged with murder after a 14-year-old was stabbed to death.

Police were called to the Elswick area of Newcastle on the evening of November 9 last year where Gordon Gault was found wounded.

Six days after the assault, Gordon died in hospital.

An investigation was launched into his death with officers making a series of arrests in the weeks that followed.

Yesterday officers re-arrested six males – all aged 16 or 17 – who have since been charged with Gordon's murder.

The males, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to their age, are set to appear before magistrates in North Tyneside today.

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Detective Chief Inspector Matt Steel, of Northumbria Police's Major Investigation Team, said: "A comprehensive investigation has been ongoing ever since Gordon Gault's murder and our thoughts remain with his family and loved ones.

"We remain absolutely committed in our pursuit of justice and getting his family the answers that they deserve.

"Yesterday, we carried out a number of coordinated arrests with six males being brought into custody. They have now each been charged with murder and are due to appear in court.

"It is absolutely imperative that everyone refrains from any speculation – whether out in the community or on social media – that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings.

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"I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to assist our investigation so far, and would ask that the wider public continue to work with us.

"As families, please continue to have those conversations about the consequences of knife crime and report anybody you believe is carrying a weapon."

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