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PICTURED: Boy, 14, who died six days after he was brutally stabbed on a street in Newcastle – as police arrest 14 people, including teenagers aged 15 to 17, over his killing

  • Gordon Gault was assaulted in Elswick, Newcastle, on Wednesday last week
  • He later died on Tuesday from injuries ‘consistent with a bladed article’ 
  • Northumbria Police said 14 people have been arrested since the attack
  • Family and friends have paid tribute to the teenager with flowers and balloons

A 14-year-old boy who died six days after he was brutally stabbed on a street in Newcastle has been named and pictured, as police arrest 14 people over his killing.

Gordon Gault was left with horrific injuries after an ‘altercation’ involving a number of people in the Elswick area of the city at around 6.30pm on Wednesday last week.

He died on Tuesday night, six days after the attack in which he received wounds  ‘consistent with having been caused by a bladed article’.

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Northumbria Police said it has arrested 14 people over his death, including three boys aged 15, 16 and 17, on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Police also arrested a man and a woman, both 40, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Eight more boys, all aged 16 to 18, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.  

Gordon Goult was rushed to hospital after police found him with stab wounds

Tributes have be paid to the 14-year-old who died on Tuesday

Gordon Goult was rushed to hospital after police found him near Elswick Road in Newcastle. Tributes have be paid to the 14-year-old

Those who knew Gordon placed flowers and dedications at the scene in Sovereign Place, Newcastle

Those who knew Gordon placed flowers and dedications at the scene in Sovereign Place, Newcastle

A police officer stands guard next to the cordon at the scene of the stabbing in Elswick in Newcastle

A police officer stands guard next to the cordon at the scene of the stabbing in Elswick in Newcastle

Flowers and cards have been left at the scene, and members of his family have paid tribute to him as ‘a good, caring lad’.

Bailey Hazon, the teenager’s cousin, told BBC Look North: ‘He was always a laugh and he was a good, caring lad.

‘He was always a good lad to be around.’

Chief Superintendent Helena Barron, Northumbria Police’s Area Commander for Newcastle and Gateshead, said: ‘First and foremost, this is an absolutely devastating outcome and our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this awful time.

‘Clearly, the last week has been incredibly difficult for Gordon’s family and I would continue to ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.

‘We are determined to find out the full circumstances that led to Gordon’s death.

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‘As a force, we are committed to using every single tactic at our disposal in order to identify the perpetrators and ensure effective justice is served.’

Police attended the scene where they arrested 14 people in relation to the death of Gordon, who was assaulted during an 'altercation' in Elswick, Newcastle, last Wednesday

Police attended the scene where they arrested 14 people in relation to the death of Gordon, who was assaulted during an ‘altercation’ in Elswick, Newcastle, last Wednesday

Police cordoned off the scene. Gordon later died from the injuries which police said were 'consistent with having been caused by a bladed article'

Police cordoned off the scene. Gordon later died from the injuries which police said were ‘consistent with having been caused by a bladed article’

She added: ‘We have made a total of 14 arrests so far as part of our extensive inquiries, and officers remain in the area as part of the investigation and to offer reassurance to those living nearby.

‘At this early stage, we believe all parties involved were known to each other and there is no information to suggest there is a risk to the wider public.

‘I would encourage anybody with concerns to speak to an officer in the area.

‘I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and cooperation as we continue to investigate this serious incident.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police’s Tell Us Something page on its website or by calling 101.

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