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Middlesbrough man "bludgeoned to death"

A jury has heard how a man was bludgeoned to death by 15 blows to the head.

A pathologist told Teesside Crown Court that John Coates had three skull fractures caused by "something heavy like a hammer".

The 61-year-old was found dead in his flat in Middlesbrough last September.

The jury was also told the blows would have knocked him unconscious and caused heavy blood loss.

24-year-old Robert Baker denies his murder.