Tomasz Oleszak Death, Obituary – The family of a beloved son who passed away in a tragic manner after what is believed to have been an assault has shared a photo of their son. Tomasz Oleszak, who was only fourteen years old and lived in Gatehead, passed away in the wee hours of yesterday morning.
On Monday evening, just after 8:00 o’clock, we received word from the ambulance service that a teenager who was reported to be seriously injured was located in the Aycliffe Crescent neighborhood of the Springwell Estate neighborhood of the town. Tomasz was found by emergency services at the scene, and he had sustained an injury that was consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.
He was taken to the hospital, but despite the best efforts of the medical staff there, he was unable to make it through the night and passed away. During this incredibly difficult time, specially trained officers are continuing to provide support for his family. A boy who is only 14 years old was taken into custody on suspicion of murder. He is still being held by the police. In the meantime, a young lady of thirteen years old who was arrested on the suspicion of providing assistance to a criminal is still being held in custody.
“This tragic incident has cut that life short and left Tomasz’s family completely devastated,” said Chief Superintendent Helena Barron. “Tomasz had his whole life ahead of him and this tragic incident has cut that life short.” “Their grief is unimaginable and they are in the thoughts of everyone at Northumbria Police as we continue to support them in every way we can.
“The investigation is very much ongoing and I want to thank the Springwell Estate community and everyone who has come forward with information for their support. “While incidents of this nature are rare in our region, we do recognize the impact they have on the lives of those involved and the wider community. “When they do occur we are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.”
She added: “Officers will remain in the area over the coming days and I urge anyone with information or concerns to speak to them. “Once again, I want to reiterate my plea to the public not to speculate on details of the investigation. “What might seem like an innocent comment or post on social media to you, could in reality disrupt an ongoing investigation and cause further upset to the family of the victim.
“We would ask that if you did see something or have information in relation to what has happened, please come forward directly to officers.” Anyone with information is asked to contact us via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221003-0995.
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