A man has been charged with the murder of a man who died in April 2015 following a violent assault in Washington in 2013.
Karl Pascoe aged 31, from Blackfell in Washington, has today been charged with the murder of Joseph Leach.
Mr Leach, aged 32, suffered serious injuries following an incident in Woodland Terrace in Washington, on December 23, 2013.
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he subsequently died on April 2, 2015.
Following inquiries by Northumbria Police, Karl Pascoe is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on April 15, 2016 charged with murder.