A MAN has been charged with the killing of a 14-year-old boy in 1990.
Steven John Grieveson, 42 – also known as Steven John Field – will appear in court for the murder of Simon Martin.
The 14-year-old was found dead in a derelict building in Sunderland in May 26 1990.
Kingsley Hyland, head of the Complex Casework Unit at Crown Prosecution Service North East, said: “I have today authorised Northumbria Police to charge Steven John Grieveson (AKA Steven John Field), 42, with one count of murder, after careful consideration of new evidence in this case.
He added: “This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
“He will appear via video link at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on December 4.”