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Victim in Blyth murder investigation identified by police

June Sanderson

Police have named a woman who died at the weekend following a serious assault in Blyth.

At 9.55am on Tuesday police received a report that a 73-year-old woman had been seriously assaulted inside an address on Wellington Street.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries where she has remained in a critical but stable condition.

An investigation was launched into the assault and a short time later police arrested a 36-year-old man.

Steven Sanderson, 36, of Wellington Street, was later charged with wounding with intent to cause GBH and appeared before magistrates in Bedlington.

But on Sunday the 73-year-old victim sadly passed away in hospital and a murder investigation was launched by police.

Now officers have named the woman as June Sanderson, of Belford Court, Cowpen, Blyth.

Steven Sanderson, who is the victim’s son, was remanded into custody following the hearing on Wednesday. He will appear at Newcastle Crown Court.

Anyone with information that may assist the police investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 303 30/07/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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