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Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt joins Leeds United on loan

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Sunderland AFC midfielder Liam Bridcutt has joined Leeds United on loan.

The 26-year old heads to Elland Road where he could make his debut in the Championship fixture against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Bridcutt arrived on Wearside in January 2014 and has made 36 appearances for the Black Cats since signing from Brighton and Hove Albion. Former Brighton winger Will Buckley who had been on loan at Leeds, will now return to the Stadium of Light.

Three accused of Sunderland murder could face trial in May

Flower tributes in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Three men accused of the murder of a Sunderland man could face trial by next May.

Dalton Barnett, Charles Lamont and Raymond Brown are all accused of killing David Walsh.

Mr Walsh, 45, of Fuller Road, Hendon, Sunderland, died after an incident at Canon Cockin Street in the city last Friday.

The three accused men appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via video link to HMP Holme House. All of them spoke only to confirm their names and were not asked to enter pleas to the murder charge.

A trial, which is estimated to last up to five weeks, has been listed for May 31 but is subject to change.

Barnett, 19, of Fuller Road, Lamont, 40, of Villette Road and Brown, 36, of Canon Cockin Street, all Sunderland, made no application for bail.

Judge Paul Sloan QC told them: "February 11 is the next time you will appear in court. In the meantime, you are remanded in custody. "


Guide Post crash victims named

Northumbria Police have named two young men who died following a collision in Guide Post in Northumberland.

They are Lee Pollard, 23, of Bluebell Rise, Morpeth and Gary Headley, 24, of 2nd Avenue, Morpeth.

The crash happened on Thursday November 19 between Paddock Hall Farm and North Farm.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 113 19/11/15.

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