Two males have been arrested on suspicion of the homicide of a person who died after being sprayed with a substance.
Andy Foster, 26, was injured on Sunday night time and later died in hospital after a suspected ammonia assault when he opened the door at an tackle on Eighton Terrace in Wrekenton.
Northumbria Police mentioned two males, each aged 32, have been arrested on suspicion of homicide.
A 34-year-old man and two girls, aged 37 and 30, have additionally been arrested on suspicion of aiding an offender.
To this point six folks 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 underneath investigation.
Detectives are investigating reviews that two offenders knocked on the front door after which sprayed Mr Foster with a substance earlier than fleeing from the scene.
Mr Foster was remembered as “such a form and humorous boy who was so cherished by his household and lots of associates” by his family members in a press release launched by the police on Friday.
The tribute added: “He was our solely son, in addition to a loving and supportive companion, 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 return to phrases with the truth that he’s not right here with us.
“As a household, we wish to thank everybody in the neighborhood for his or her continued help and sort phrases over the previous week.
“We now respectfully ask that we’re given the time and privateness we have to grieve, as we try and course of what has occurred.”