Man arrested in connection with Callum Lees murder

Police have this afternoon (Wednesday 30 August) arrested a man wanted in connection with the murder of Callum Lees.

James Atherley, aged 21, was arrested earlier this afternoon from an address in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

A man and a woman have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Callum was stabbed in Hopwas Grove on Sunday 6 August. He was found collapsed in nearby Haselour Road by a member of the public and later died in hospital.

Atherley remains in custody in Newcastle and will be transported to the West Midlands for questioning by detectives investigating Callum’s murder.

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