Gateshead Stabbing: Tomasz Oleszak, 14, Named As Victim

Police have identified the 14-year-old kid who died after being stabbed.

At around 20:00 BST on Monday, Tomasz Oleszak, resident of Gateshead, was gravely hurt in the Springwell Estate’s Aycliffe Crescent neighborhood.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, he passed away in the hospital.


Both 13-year-old girl jailed on suspicion of aiding an offender and 14-year-old boy detained on suspicion of murder remain in custody.


Everyone at the teenager’s former school, Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead, according to head teacher Brendan Robson, is “devastated.”


Additionally, he stated that as “show of respect,” parents’ evening that was scheduled had been canceled.


The unfortunate incident involving one of our pupils has left us in shock, Mr. Robson added.


“At this very sad moment, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


“As school, we are doing all in our power to support our kids and everyone who is impacted in our community. We are also assisting the authorities with their continuing investigations.”


Tomasz was hailed in cards as “wonderful buddy” and someone who was “liked and missed by many” where he was discovered.


The Gateshead Cleveland Hall Community Football Club, where the kid played, released statement saying it was “devastated” to hear of his passing.


It read, “Our prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends, and everyone who knew Tomasz.” 

Tomasz’s football coach described him as “really lovely, compassionate young man” who had been brought to the UK by his parents in search of better life and “didn’t deserve what has happened to him” in fundraiser campaign set up in his honor.
He said: “He was beloved member of his neighborhood, and everybody who loved him will profoundly miss him.
Every parent’s worst dread has come true, and they cannot fathom what they are going through. 

More than £12,000 has been raised for the family of Tomasz through an appeal, and dozens of condolence notes have been sent.
Tomasz’s football club’s chairman, Bob Boustead, told BBC Look North the entire “We’ve never had anything like this, the grass-roots community of football said, adding that it had shocked them. 
It’s incredibly challenging to comprehend.” 

Such events are uncommon in the area, Northumbria Police Ch Supt Helena Barron emphasized while announcing that police would stay put.
want to again ask the public to refrain from speculating about the investigation’s specifics, she said.
What might appear to be harmless social media comment or post to you could really sabotage an ongoing investigation and distress the victim’s family even more. read more
Hi, my name is Paul on behalf of myself and Tomasz coaches we are all very sadden to hear of the tragic events that unfolded on 3rd October 2022 resulting in Tomasz sadly passing away in the early hours of the 4th October 2022. Tomasz was a very kind, caring young man, he was brought to the UK by his parents for a better life and didn’t deserve what has happened to him. He was liked and loved by many he was a very passionate footballer who we all had the pleasure of coaching. He was much loved member of his local community and will be sadly missed by all who loved him. This is every parents worse nightmare come true and can’t imagine what there going through. Myself, Michael & Scott and the football team would like to raise as much funds as possible to help support his parents and siblings at what is such a very painful time for them all. No matter how big or small every donation would be greatly appreciated. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities directly, according to the force.