Gateshead murder investigation

A murder investigation has begun after a fatal stabbing in Gateshead.

Man killed in Gateshead is named

Police have named the man stabbed to death in Gateshead as Simon Meech.

Mr Meech, 46, was found dead in a flat in Rayleigh Grove, Bensham, Gateshead, at around 9pm on Saturday.

Karl Bestford, 35, of Rayliegh Grove has been charged with his murder and was due to appear in front of Gateshead Magistrates today.

Man charged after stabbing

Police have charged a man with murder after a stabbing in Gateshead.

Police were called to an address in Rayleigh Grove in Bensham at around 9pm on Saturday night.

35 year old Karl Bestford of Rayleigh Grove will appear before Magistrates in Gateshead later today. (Monday.)

The victim, who hasn't yet been named, died at the scene from stab wounds.

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