Seven teenagers are to be prosecuted in court for murdering dear father Danny Humble.
The 35-year-old father of two died at the hospital the day after he was allegedly attacked while walking home in Cramlington.
The incident happened near an underpass near Romsey Close in May.
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Today, seven teenagers, four aged 17 and three aged 18, are due to appear in North Tyneside Magistrates Court on charges of murder.
The insp. Joanne Brooks of Northumbria Police, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts remain with Danny’s loved ones, including his two young children who have been left without their father, and we continue to offer his family specialist support.
“This was a complex investigation, and today’s charges are the result of hundreds of hours of detailed investigation work, and I would like to thank Danny’s family for their continued support and patience.
“I would like to take this opportunity to also thank everyone who has helped our investigation and the community to support the officers. That cooperation and assistance has so far been crucial to this investigation.
“I would like to ask anyone who has information that has not yet come to light to contact the police or Crimestoppers. It is never too late to arrive. ”
After Danny’s death, his mother paid tribute to him in a statement.
Deb Humble said: “Danny was a devoted father. He was a welder by trade and took great pride in his work, but his first priority and most important job was always to be a father.
He was a family man and very close to his two brothers, the humble brothers – the ‘three musketeers’ as they were known to us.
“He was also an amazing son, one to be proud of and a very loving boyfriend.
“Although he loved Cramlington, he was born in Newcastle and was a Geordie kid even; which means that another great love of his life, of course, was Newcastle United.
“He was so happy to have passed on his love for Newcastle United to his children and swelled with pride over their interest in his team.”
And told of the devastation of her family, Deb added: “We are lost without him – we are broken.
“Compassionate, funny and a good friend, he will be missed by so, so many, and his absence leaves a gap in so many lives.”
Anyone with information should call Northumbria Police on 101.
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