Charged over death of brother

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A MAN is due to appear in court accused of killing his brother.

Anthony Marshall, 50, of Broom Road, Carville, Durham, has been charged with manslaughter after the death of Morpeth karaoke singer Michael Marshall in August.

The 52-year-old died two hours after an alleged attack at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth town centre on Tuesday, August 23.

Mr Marshall, who was known around the Northumberland town as Little Elvis because of his love of karaoke, was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital after the attack but later died from his injuries.

His brother is due to appear before South East Northumberland magistrates next week.

Former window cleaner Mr Marshall was the son of a Vickers Armstrong engineering veteran.

He moved from Scotswood to Spennymoor as a youngster where he trained as a fishmonger.

He moved to Morpeth 15 years ago, making a name for himself on the pub and club circuit in the area.

The keen singer had been planning to record some of his favourite karaoke songs on CD before his death.

Dennis Wheadon, chairman of Morpeth Comrades Club where Mr Marshall regularly attended, said: “He loved the karaoke, which is where he got his name from.”

Marshall will be before South East Northumberland magistrates on Monday.