A man has been charged over the murder of a Northumbria Uni student in their halls
Other students living in the hall had their fingerprints taken and were relocated
A man has been charged with the murder of a 24-year-old Northumbria University student.
The death occurred at Mansion Tyne student hall on Tuesday 27th September, where police and emergency services attended the hall but found the 24-year-old student had died. The two men were said to have known each other.
Aaron Ray, 21, appeared in Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody to appear again before a judge on October 4th at Newcastle Crown Court.
A section of the large student hall where the murder took place was cordoned off with police tape on Thursday as forensics officers worked at the scene.
A student told the Chronicle that students who lived on the same floor in the hall were relocated and had their fingerprints taken.
A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 4.30pm on Tuesday police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man inside an address on Howard Street, Newcastle.
“Police and emergency services attended but sadly a 24-year-old man was confirmed as deceased.
“It is believed the two men were known to each other and there is no risk to the wider public, but officers will remain in the area.”
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