Murton man charged over murder

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A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder after a man’s body was found in a field in County Durham.

The accused, from Murton, will appear at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Police have named the victim as 42-year-old Michael Outhwaite, from Sunderland.

His body was discovered at Willington, near Crook, in the early hours of Friday morning.

A post mortem examination which was carried out late last night has revealed that Mr Outhwaite died as a result of stab wounds.