Trial due to begin of pair accused over murder of man found injured in shallow grave

The trial is set to start of a man and woman who face a murder charge over a man found badly hurt in a shallow grave.

Monday, 8th January 2018, 9:56 am
Updated Monday, 8th January 2018, 10:00 am
The trial is due to take place at Newcastle Crown Court.

Darren Bonner, 24, from Sunderland, died in hospital two weeks after he was found by a dog walker at a beauty spot in Creswell, Northumberland, in July.

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Richard Spottiswood, 33, of Canterbury Way, Jarrow, and Lucy Burn, 29, of Burns Close, South Shields, are both accused of his murder.

They initially faced a charge of attempted murder, before Mr Bonner died.

The court has previously heard their trial could last around 10 days.