COPS have arrested two men on suspicion of murdering a man who died after being sprayed in the face with a chemical on his doorstep.
Andy Foster, 26, was doused with a substance thought to be ammonia when he opened the door to his attackers in Wrekenton, Gateshead.
Andy Foster tragically lost his life after a suspected ammonia attack[/caption]
The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the horror attack at just after 11pm on Sunday night.
He tragically died a short while after.
Northumbria Police confirmed two men, both aged 32, have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The force also stated a man, 34, and two women aged 37 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Cops arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on Monday.
He has since been released under investigation.
It has been reported witnesses saw two people knocking on the victim’s door before spraying him in the face and running away.
A heartbroken tribute was made by Andy’s family on Friday, which read: “He was our only son, as well as a loving and supportive partner, grandson and cousin, and was particularly close with his grandad who was very special to him.
“We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken beyond words that we have sadly lost our boy.
“Andy still had his whole life left ahead of him – and we are struggling to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer here with us.
“As a family, we would like to thank everyone in the community for their continued support and kind words over the past week.
“We now respectfully ask that we are given the time and privacy we need to grieve, as we attempt to process what has happened.”
Anyone with information has been urged to speak with an officer on duty, use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police website, or call 101 quoting reference number: NP-20230820-1369.
Members of the public can also report information anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting their website.