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A teenage boy has died in hospital six days after a suspected stabbing in Newcastle.

Gordon Gault was assaulted during an "altercation" involving a number of people in Elswick last Wednesday evening, Northumbria Police said.

The force said Gordon "suffered injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article".

The 14-year-old had been undergoing treatment in hospital but died on Tuesday night.

Over the last week police have made 14 arrests, but no charges have been made yet.

Chief Superintendent Helena Barron, area commander for Newcastle and Gateshead, said "this is an absolutely devastating outcome and our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this awful time".

"We are determined to find out the full circumstances that led to Gordon’s death," she said.

"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."

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."

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