- Tyne Tees
Christian Skjaerstad is a neighbour and childhood friend of Alexander and Thomas Hunter.
He says the 21-year-old's were normal boys, and was shocked to hear about the scam.
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Cloudy for most parts of the region on Monday morning. If there are any breaks, they will be to the south. Slow improvement through the day
Cloudy along the coast all day, brighter spells further west. Odd spit over Northumberland, but this risk diminishes throughout the day
Mainly dry weekend but cloud building and winds freshening with higher risk of showers into next week