Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dad Dies after Being Stabbed in the Neck; BROTHER-IN-LAW ARRESTED AFTER EARLY-HOURS ASSAULT

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dad Dies after Being Stabbed in the Neck; BROTHER-IN-LAW ARRESTED AFTER EARLY-HOURS ASSAULT

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Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN, SOPHIE DOUGHTY & PETER TAYLOR

A DAD-OF-TWO was killed with a single stab wound.

Today Gary Carr's family are trying to take in the tragedy after the victim's brother-in-law was arrested for the killing.

A row exploded into violence at Mr Carr's home in Ashington, Northumberland, in the early hours of Sunday.

Police were called to Oakland Terrace just before 1am after a report of a serious assault.

But a murder inquiry was launched when it was discovered Mr Carr, 38, suffered a fatal stab wound.

A post mortem carried out yesterday showed he died from a single wound to the neck.

Det Chief Insp Steve Binks, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a tragic waste of a life.

"Mr Carr was a family man with two young sons and our sympathies are with the family."

A 46-year-old man, from Ashington, said to be Mr Carr's brother-in-law, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The suspect is being held in custody and a knife was recovered from the scene.

Mr Carr lived with his wife Tracy and two young sons at Oakland Terrace and was known as a pleasant neighbour.

A neighbour in the street, who did not wish to be named, said today: "He was always friendly.

"He would say hello but I didn't know him to get into a conversation with.

"I think he worked at a care home."

Part of Oakland Terrace was yesterday cordoned off with police tape. Uniformed police officers stood guard while forensics officers in white overalls removed items from the terraced cottage for examination.

Neighbours said they had earlier seen a body covered in a bag being wheeled out of the house on a trolley.

People living nearby told the Chronicle that the house where the body was found was home to a couple and two boys, aged around 10 and 12. But they said they believed the children had been staying with their grandfather on Saturday night. …

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