Police have announced that a fourth person has been charged with murder in connection to the death of Andy Foster, 26, who was injured in a suspected ammonia attack. The incident occurred when Foster opened the door at an address in Eighton Terrace in Wrekenton, Gateshead on 20 August, and he later died in the hospital.
Three men have already been charged with murder and are in police custody. On Friday, two more arrests were made, and on Saturday, Yousef Wynne, 39, of Wuppertal Court, Jarrow, was charged with the murder of Mr Foster. Wynne has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 November. A 24-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Tam Fowler, Northumbria Police, stated, “Andy’s family are still coming to terms with what has happened, and we are continuing to support them in any way we can. The public have been very supportive of our efforts so far and I hope our continued work and further arrests show just how seriously we are taking this incident. Our investigation remains ongoing and we are still keen to hear from anyone with further information which could help us get answers for Andy’s loved ones. Once again, I would ask that the public stays away from any speculation or social media commentary, as this may jeopardise the live legal proceedings.”