Seven teenagers arrested as father stabbed to death with screwdriver in Newcastle

A devoted father and lawyer was stabbed to death with a screwdriver in an unprovoked attack, as seven teenagers canada goose uk customer service were arrested.

Seven teenagers, aged 14 to 17, were arrested after Peter Duncan was attacked in what police said was a “chance encounter” at an entrance to Newcastle’s Eldon Square mall, close to a Greggs outlet, at around 6.20pm on Wednesday.

canada goose factory sale “He was a devoted father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend and loved by all who knew him. His death will leave such a huge hole in our lives and he’ll be deeply missed by us all. canada goose factory sale

“Words can’t quite describe what life will be like without him.

“He had so much of his life left to live and he’ll be in our hearts and thoughts every day.”

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According to his LinkedIn profile, he was an electrical engineer before training as a solicitor at Northumbria University in 2003.

He worked in Newcastle cheap canada goose for sale for Royal IHC Limited, which has a city centre office canada goose uk shop close canada goose sale uk to where he was attacked.

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Police do not believe the stabbing was the result of a mugging gone wrong.

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Northumbria Police said the arrested youths were a canada goose outlet las vegas 14 year old, two 15 year olds and four 17 year olds in connection with the incident, one of which is believed to be canada goose outlet the main suspect.

Canada Goose online Northumbria Police Area Commander, Chief Superintendent canada goose accessories uk Ged Noble, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts go out to Peter’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. Canada Goose online

“They continue to be given any support they may need by a team of specialist officers.

“Peter’s family have requested that their privacy is respected during this difficult time.

“I appreciate the communities we serve will have concerns and I want to reassure the public and businesses that we are doing all we can to prevent incidents of this tragic nature and ensure people feel safe.

canadian goose jacket “We will be continuing extra patrols in the area and I would urge anyone with concerns to speak to an officer. canadian goose jacket

“We are committed to finding out the circumstances behind Peter’s death, and I’d like to thank members of the public who’ve been in touch passing on information that could assist detectives with this investigation.