Sunderland school boy murder trial delayed

The murder trial of a man who has admitted killing a schoolboy in Sunderland in 1990 will be delayed, a judge has said.

42-year-old Steven Grieveson admitted unlawfully killing 14-year-old Simon Martin, but pleaded not guilty to murder at a hearing last month.

The boy's semi-naked body was found in a derelict house in Roker, Sunderland.

Simon, from Amy Street, had suffered head injuries.

Grieveson appeared briefly before Newcastle Crown Court via videolink to hear that his defence team has requested more time to carry out psychiatric investigations.

Judge James Goss, the Recorder of Newcastle, told him the trial will now not take place in the summer and will start on October 14 instead.

He was remanded in custody.

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