A man has been charged with murder after 20-year-old Andrew Lucas was stabbed to death in Washington at the weekend. 45-year-old Mark Spalding, from Washington, is due before Sunderland Magistrates' Court this morning.
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Stephen Kerr was last seen in Bradford on Saturday, February, the 25th but is believed to be travelling around County Durham.
Middlesbrough's survival hopes were seriously dented after slipping to a 1 nil defeat at the hands of relegation rivals Crystal Palace.
The 2-0 defeat - their sixth in 11 league matches - for bottom side Sunderland saw them slip four points from safety .