Sunderland man charged with murder after death at Mansion Tyne luxury student accommodation in Newcastle

A man charged from Sunderland has been charged with murder after a death at luxury student accommodation, and will face trial next year.

Police were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a 24-year-old man at Mansion Tyne, in Howard Street, Newcastle, on Tuesday, September 27.

When emergency services arrived the man was confirmed dead at the scene and a murder investigation was launched.

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Aaron Ray, of Mayfield Road, Sunderland, has been charged with murder and appeared at Newcastle Crown Court today, Tuesday, October 4.The 21-year-old, who attended the hearing via video link to prison, was not asked to enter a plea to the charge.

Police at the alleged murder scene. North News and Pictures.

Judge Paul Sloan KC said a trial, which could last five days, will start on March 14 next year.

A pre-trial hearing will take place on October 28.Ray was remanded in custody in the meantime and no bail application was made.

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Mansion Tyne. Picture from Google Streetview.
Police at the scene. North News and Pictures.
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Police tape at the scene. North News and Pictures.