A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter following the death of Carl Loughran.
Liam Wright, 32, of Rangoon Road, Sunderland, appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday following Mr Loughran’s death in hospital on Monday.
Emergency services were called to Borough Road just before 4pm on Saturday after receiving a report that a man had been assaulted.
Police and paramedics attended and Mr Loughran, 36, of Sunderland, was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he died on Monday.
On Wednesday, Wright did not enter any pleas and was remanded in custody.
He will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on September 2.
Detectives are now asking witnesses or those who may have dashcam footage to come forward and help the investigation.
Northumbria Police Detective Inspector Graeme Barr, the senior investigating officer on the case, said: “This has been a devastating time for Carl’s family and we have dedicated family liaison officers who will offer them any support they need as they come to terms with this tragic loss.
“They have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.
“This was a violent altercation that happened in the street which sadly resulted in the victim suffering significant injuries, which he died from as a result two days later.
“An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this incident.
“I would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward with information, and would urge any other witnesses – or people who were in the area and who may have dashcam footage – to get in touch as soon as possible, if you have not already.”
Two other men who were arrested shortly after the incident – aged 31 and 29 – remain under investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 727 010820. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information at the Northumbria Police website.