A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death outside a Greggs in Newcastle.
The victim, 52, was rushed to hospital following the attack near Old Eldon Square but later died.
Six males have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the assault in the city centre on Wednesday evening.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Superintendent John Bent said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly lost his life.
“We’re appealing for anyone who may have information, or who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with us as any information could be vital.
“Inquiries are ongoing and I want to reassure the public that officers will be carrying out further inquiries and conducting patrols in the area so if you have any concerns please speak to officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.