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13 January 2012, 11:33
Five people, arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager died following an attack outside a pub in North Tyneside, have been released on bail.
19 year old Rikki Todd, from Camperdown, was assaulted shortly before 1:30am on Christmas Eve outside the Halfway House pub on Station Road.
He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a hospital in Newcastle where he died on the 27th December.
A 15-year-old boy, two aged 17 and two men, 18,who were arrested on suspicion of his murder have now been released on bail.
Detective Chief Inspector Ged Noble, the officer leading the murder investigation, said:
"This is a very active murder enquiry and officers are continuing to investigate several lines of enquiry.
We are still appealing for witnesses and anyone with information about the assault on Rikki outside the Halfway House pub in Station Road, Camperdown in the early hours of Christmas Eve, is asked to come forward as a matter of urgency.
We'd like to thank local people for their help in this investigation. Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team are continuing to work closely with the community and offer reassurance."
Anyone with information about the attack or anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.