A Hartlepool Man has been charged with the Burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and with actual bodily harm following the death of Michael Phillips.
A Hartlepool man arrested in connection with an incident in Rydal Street, Hartlepool on Monday after which 39 year old Michael Phillips sadly died, has this evening been charged with murder.
The 44 year old was also charged with burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, and with actual bodily harm.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday 14th June.
Police name victim as Michael Phillips
Following formal identification which took place yesterday, Wednesday 12th June, police are able to name a man who died in Hartlepool as 39-year-old Michael Phillips.
Michael sadly died after suffering significant injuries at a property on Rydal Street in Hartlepool on Monday 10th June.
Specially trained officers are supporting Michael’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.
Police Murder Investigation known details
Michael’s death is being treated as suspicious and a number of lines of enquiry are being carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
In total, 9 arrests have been made so far. Five of the eight men aged between 30 and 54 arrested on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation.
Two were released with no further action and another man remains in custody. The man, 26, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released under investigation.
Police are appealing for anyone with information who may have been in the area of the incident between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 10th June is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 097292.