A MAN was stabbed to death outside Greggs in Newcastle City Centre.
The 52-year-old was found with knife wounds near Old Eldon Square yesterday evening.
Officers were called to the scene at 6.20pm, and shoppers were evacuated from the building.
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where he was later pronounced dead.
Police have now arrested six men on suspicion of murder.
The city centre complex has now been cordoned off as forensics assess the area.
Northumbria Police said in a statement: “At 6.20pm today (Wednesday) police received a report that a 52-year-old man had been assaulted outside the Greggs near Old Eldon Square and had sustained injuries consistent with a stabbing.
“Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital where he sadly died as a result of his injuries.
“Officers have arrested six males in connection with the incident, all of whom have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“Detectives are continuing enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the assault and are now appealing for anyone with information to get in touch with police.”
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Detective Superintendent John Bent said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly lost his life.
“We’re appealing for anyone who may have information, or who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with us as any information could be vital.
“Inquiries are ongoing and I want to reassure the public that officers will be carrying out further inquiries and conducting patrols in the area so if you have any concerns please speak to officers.”
Police ask anyone with information to call police on 101.
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