Gateshead murder investigation launched

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in Gateshead.

John Roberts was found dead at his home in Winlaton last night with serious head injuries.

He lived alone but was well known because of his distinctive appearance.

He was last seen on Thursday when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court facing abduction charges relating to a teenager.

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John 'The Badge' Roberts murder case

John 'The Badge' Roberts, 32, was found dead inside his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton on December 16 2012.