KEY POINTS

  • A 24-year-old man died Friday after sustaining stab wounds at a property in Sunderland, England
  • The man's older brother was arrested and charged with murder Saturday in connection with his death
  • Northumbria Police continue to investigate the death of the 24-year-old man in the city's Silkworth area

A man in the U.K. was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Samuel Campbell, was found with stab wounds early Friday at a property in the Silksworth area of Sunderland, England, Northumbria Police said in a statement.

Emergency services who arrived at the scene tried to revive him, but the man died at the scene after sustaining "serious, life-threatening injuries."

Following an investigation, police said they arrested a 25-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was later identified as Samuel's older brother, William Campbell, ITV reported. No potential motive was mentioned in the police statement.

William was charged with murder Saturday and appeared at a remand court sitting at Newcastle Crown Court on the same day. He is scheduled to appear at the same court Tuesday.

The family of the brothers was notified of the incident and aided by specialist officers, according to the police statement.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this incredibly difficult time and we would ask you to respect their privacy as they come to terms with what has happened,” police stated.

“We know that incident likes this can have a big impact on the local community and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened. However, we want to reassure you that we believe those involved are known to each other and that this is not a random attack between strangers,” they continued.

Police said officers will remain in the area to conduct inquiries and to speak to residents.

“This continues to be a devastating time for the Campbell family and we are doing everything we can to ensure they have access to support,” Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police, said in a statement. “They are finding it very difficult to come to terms with what has happened and we would ask you to respect their privacy while we conduct our enquiries.”

The Northumbria Police and the homicide and major enquiry team confirmed this was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the wider community.

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