Funeral for stab victim

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THE funeral of a Wearside stabbing victim will take place this week.

Dad-of-five Kevin Gaunt, 52, died after suffering wounds at a house in Avenue Vivian, Fence Houses, on Sunday, June 17.

Mr Gaunt’s funeral is due to take place at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, in Houghton, on Thursday.

The service will be followed by committal at Sunderland Crematorium.

Nicolas Warrender, 23, of no fixed address, has been charged with Mr Gaunt’s murder.

He is expected to appear at Newcastle Crown Court later this year.