Two males have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who died after being sprayed with a substance on his doorstep.
Andy Foster, 26, was injured on Sunday evening and later died in hospital after a suspected ammonia assault when he opened the door at an handle on Eighton Terrace within the Wrekenton space of Gateshead.
Northumbria Police mentioned two males, each aged 32, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A 34-year-old man and two ladies, aged 37 and 30, have additionally been arrested on suspicion of helping an offender.
To this point six individuals have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt on August 21 has since been launched below investigation.
Detectives are investigating studies that two offenders knocked on the front door after which sprayed Mr Foster with a substance earlier than fleeing from the scene.
Tributes have flooded in on social media, with one writing: “Nonetheless can’t imagine your gone Andy Foster, you have been all the time there each time anyone wanted you, all the time knew how one can make individuals snicker, you may be such an enormous miss! Relaxation in peace.”
One other mentioned: “Completely gutted what’s improper with this world! Rip cuz” and a 3rd added “Misplaced for phrases on the minute. You’ve been a buddy since as far again as I can bear in mind. R.I.P Andy Foster love you mate.”
Mr Foster was remembered as “such a form and humorous boy who was so liked by his household and plenty of associates” by his family members in an announcement launched by means of the police on Friday.
The tribute added: “He was our solely son, as properly as a loving and supportive accomplice, grandson and cousin, and was notably shut with his grandad who was very particular to him.
“We’re completely devastated and heartbroken past phrases that we have now sadly misplaced our boy.
“Andy nonetheless had his complete life left forward of him – and we’re struggling to come back to phrases with the truth that he’s now not right here with us.
“As a household, we want to thank everybody locally for their continued help and type phrases over the previous week.
“We now respectfully ask that we’re given the time and privateness we have to grieve, as we try to course of what has occurred.”