Teenager charged in Mark Shaw murder investigation

A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of North East man Mark Shaw.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 9:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:01 pm
Victim Mark Shaw.

Durham Constabulary said Mark’s body was found in one of the bedrooms of his house in Pine Street, Grange Villa, County Durham, on Saturday evening.

The 29-year-old died from a stab wound but had also been subjected to a severe and prolonged assault, which detectives believe probably started late on the Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Late last night and early this morning they arrested a 22-year-old man, from Stanley on suspicion of murder, and an 18-year-old woman, from Grange Villa, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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This evening the force Tweeted that Kieran Adey, 18, from Grange Villa, had been charged with Mr Shaw's murder and will appear before Peterlee Magistrates' court tomorrow.

The Tweet stated: "Kieran Adey, aged 18 will appear before magistrates in Peterlee tmrw morning. A second suspect remains in custody."

Earlier police revealed that the 22-year-old man was remaining in custody - he was due to be questioned.later today.

The 18-year-old woman had been released on police bail until the end of February.

While a man and woman, both aged 19, had been released on police bail until the end of February pending further inquiries. A 25-year-old man who was arrested has been released no further action.