Gordon Gault was a 14-years- old teen from Elswick, Newcastle, who died six days after he was stabbed by other teenagers in an altercation involving a number of people.
14- years-old Gordon Gault dies six days after the attack
A teenage boy tragically died in Elswick, Newcastle, following an alleged assault. Gordon Gault passed away in the hospital last week after a six-day struggle following a “serious incident” in Newcastle. An investigation was initiated as soon as a claim of an assault happened on Wednesday just before 6.30 p.m. It was stated that several persons got into a fight along Westmorland Road. Near Elswick Road, emergency personnel found a 14-year-old child who had received injuries consistent with being brought on by a bladed object.
Sadly, Gordon Gault of Newcastle passed Friday night suddenly, six days after the event. He was taken to a medical facility. In a statement released, Northumbria Police said, “This is an utterly tragic event, and our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this terrible time. They have had a very difficult week, and we continue to request that their privacy be respected as they work to process what has transpired. We’re committed to learning the full details of what happened to cause Gordon’s demise.
We’ve made a total of 14 arrests so far, and we’re still here to continue the investigation and provide locals peace of mind. We believe that all persons involved were acquainted with one another at this early point, and there is no evidence to imply that the general public is at risk.
An overview of Gordon Gault’s childhood and family
Gordon Gault was only 14 years old when he died. He was born in 2008 in Newcastle, England. He has a cousin named Bailey Hazon who shared his memory with the late Gordon on BBC where he describes the situation as unfortunate and unreal.
A statement was made by Chief Superintendent Helena Barron regarding Gordon’s death situation
Chief Superintendent Helena Barron has sent a statement to families in the North East in response to today’s tragic news regarding the death of 14-year-old Gordon Gault in Elswick. The message that carrying a knife is never acceptable has been made clear and widely known by Chief Supt. Barron, Area Commander for Newcastle & Gateshead.
Since reducing the impact of this kind of criminal activity is a top concern for us, a tremendous amount of effort is being done every single day, including knife searches, suspect targeting, and providing instructional materials to schools and colleges.
We collaborate with our partners to prevent violence by using violence-diversion programs and the Violence Reduction Unit. She said,
“We have surrender boxes set up at police stations around the Force this week. Every knife turned in means there is one less that could be used to harm our neighborhoods. I am requesting that you continue to collaborate with us. Please have those discussions on the effects of knife crime as a family. Think twice before taking a knife or other weapon out with you, those who do.