Serial killer Grieveson has been found guilty of murdering teenager Simon Martin
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Kenny Toal reports from Newcastle Crown Court where Steven Grieveson from Sunderland was convicted of the murder of a schoolboy 23 years ago.
Grieveson, who is already serving sentences for killing three teenagers in the 1990's, was sentenced to life.
The father of murdered schoolboy Simon Martin has been speaking outside court after his son's killer was sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years.
Robert Martin read a statement which he said was "for my family, myself, my wife, my son and my son who isn't alive".
Detective Superintendent Roger Ford spoke on behalf of the other victims families.
Steven Grieveson has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 35 years after being convicted of murdering teenager Simon Martin in 1990.
42-year-old Grieveson already has three life sentences for killing three other teenage boys.
Steven Grieveson, who has been found guilty of murdering schoolboy Simon Martin, had already been convicted of killing Thomas Kelly and David Grieff and David Hanson.
Their parents have released a statement:
“Our sons were taken away from us by a cruel man whose despicable actions cost four boys their lives.
“These were innocent boys whose actions led in no way to their devastating and tragic deaths.
“Listening to this trial has brought back so many painful memories for us, and we would like to express our deepest sympathies to Simon’s parents, Robert and Jean Martin, for the pain they have suffered over the last 23 years.
“We hope that the outcome of this trial will help them to feel that justice has been done for Simon.
“Our sons would be grown men now. We will never forget them and they will live on in our hearts forever.”
The parents of murdered schoolboy Simon Martin have released a statement about the conviction of their son's killer, Steven Grieveson.
"Today is the end of a long journey for us, which will finally give us closure.
"I would like to thank Northumbria Police and all those who have worked on this case to get today’s decision.
"It has been a traumatic and life changing experience for all the families involved.
"Now Grieveson could spend the rest of his days behind bars.
"No other family should have to lose a son and suffer the heartache we have had to endure."
Serial killer Steven Grieveson has been convicted of the murder of schoolboy Simon Martin and faces his fourth life sentence.
The 42-year-old is already serving three life sentences for the murders of tragic teenagers David Hanson, 15, Thomas Kelly, 18, and David Grieff, 15.
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify and speak to.
Officers say he was in the area when a 21-year-old man was attacked at the University Metro Station in Sunderland on September 22.
Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police investigating an assault in Sunderland have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace.
The man was in the area when a 21-year-old man was attacked near the University Metro Station at 1:43pm on September 22. The victim was walking over a footbridge when he was approached by a man who assaulted him with what is believed to be a knife or bladed object.
The victim suffered a cut to the neck and was admitted to Sunderland Royal Hospital. He has since been released.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack.
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