Man dead after Christmas Eve stabbing at Manjaros restaurant in Middlesbrough

A man has sadly died in hospital after being stabbed in a restaurant in Middlesbrough on Christmas Eve.

Cleveland Police say Mazhar Ali was attacked inside Manjaros in Linthorpe Road at 3.40pm on Sunday.

He was rushed to James Crook University Hospital in a critical condition.

Mazhar from Stockton sadly died on Christmas Day.

Cleveland Police said a 20-year-old man from Middlesbrough was in custody.

The restaurant which was set to cater for the homeless on Christmas Day will be shut for the next few days.

Customers at the popular African and Caribbean eatery regularly visited by celebs were asked to leave as police responded the the stabbing and sealed the premises off.