A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in County Durham.
The body of Lesley Caile, 48, was found at a house on North View in Hunwick on Christmas Eve. Forty-six-year-old Peter Edward Yorke has been charged with murder, and is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court on Saturday.
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