Man charged over Christmas Eve murder

A man's appeared in court charged with the murder of Lesley Caile in Hunwick, County Durham, on Christmas Eve.

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Police name woman found dead on Christmas Eve

Police have named a woman found dead at her home in Hunwick in County Durham on Christmas Eve. 48-year old Lesley Caile's body was discovered by officers at a property on North View in Hunwick near Crook at 11.15 am. A 46-year old man was also found injured in the house.

He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening and his condition is described as stable. Durham police have confirmed that he has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call them on 101, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Lesley Caile was a mother of two, a grandmother to three children, and was employed by Durham County Council's children's and young people's services department.

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