Police have charged a man with the murder of Mantas Leonavicius, who was found dead at a house in Stanley Street in North Shields on Friday May 10.
18-year-old Eligijus Zemaitis, of Barmouth Way, North Shields, will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Tuesday May 14.
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