THE funeral of murder victim John Hall will be held this week.
The body of the 46-year-old father-of-two, who was known as Jonty, of Burn Terrace in Shiney Row, was found on Sunday, September 15, on Marks Lane in West Rainton.
Police say he died of multiple injuries.
His funeral will be held on Friday at All Saints’ Church in Penshaw at 10.30am, followed by a committal at Sunderland Crematorium.
Nicholas Rought, 45, of Princess Street, Shiney Row, and Stuart Smith, 42, of no fixed address, have been charged with his murder.
They are due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on December 10 and have been remanded in custody.
Paul Tate, 49, of Silksworth was charged with the same offence. He was found dead in his cell at HMP Holme House, on Friday, September 27.