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Woman charged with murder in Darlington

Charlene Walker, also known as Jamie Paylor Credit: Durham Constabulary

A woman has been charged with murder after a woman was killed in Darlington earlier this week.

Julie Gowling, 43, of Louisa Street, Darlington will appear at Newton Aycliffe magistrates court Thursday morning.

Map of the area Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The incident happened in a property on Louisa Street at around 12:30pm on Tuesday 6th December.

The victim, 36-year-old local woman Charlene Walker, who is also known as Jamie Paylor, was confirmed dead at the scene.

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Man appears in court charged with Newcastle murder

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Newcastle has appeared in court.

Jodie Wilkinson, 27, was stabbed on Stanhope Street in Arthur's Hill on Monday. She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries.

Yesterday (FRI), David Waterson, 43, was charged with her murder and today appeared in front of Magistrates at Newcastle Crown Court.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, Waterson, of Hamilton Place, Newcastle, spoke only to confirm his name during the short hearing.

Prosecutor Neil Pallister told Chair of the Bench Robert Cuthbertson that the case could only be dealt with by the Crown Court and asked for him to be remanded in custody until then.

Two further arrests in connection with Newcastle murder

Jodie Wilkinson

Officers have arrested a further two men in connection with the murder of Jodie Wilkinson in Newcastle.

The 27-year-old died in hospital yesterday evening after being stabbed in Stanhope Street in the Arthurs Hill area of the city.

A 25-year-old man who was also stabbed is recovering in hospital.

An 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man arrested this evening, join three other men in their 20s taken into police custody yesterday.

In total five people have now been arrested.

Police believe as many as eleven people may have been involved in an altercation which led to the stabbings.

The investigation is ongoing and police are still extremely keen to hear from anyone with any information into the incident to contact them.

Northumbria Police do not believe this was a random attack.

Floral tributes, Stanhope Street

Tunney murder jury to continue deliberations on Wednesday

Shane Tunney died 5 weeks after an attack last June

A jury in the trial of 7 teenagers accused of murdering a 24-year-old man on Teesside retired, this afternoon, to consider its verdicts.

Kearan Terry Davis, Jake Douglas, Kieron Harry Davis and Brandon Pitt, all 18, deny murder and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, to another man.

Two 17-year-old males and a 16-year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, also deny the same charges. The prosecution alleges that 24-year-old Shane Tunney died after the defendants attacked him - and a friend - on Norton High Street, in the early hours of June 27 last year.

Today the judge at Teesside Crown Court, Mr Justice Smith, finished summing up the prosecution and defence arguments in the case. The jury of 6 men and 6 women will continue deliberations on Wednesday.

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