Investigation after Durham stabbing

Investigations are continuing into the death of a man in Durham City. He was found with stab wounds on the morning of Sunday 1 September.

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Stab victim was being investigated by police

Officers investigating the site where 56-year-old Peter Maine was found stabbed in Durham Credit: ITV

A solicitor who was found dead near a river in Durham was being investigated by police following allegations of fraud, according to reports.

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, had been out jogging when he was found with three stab wounds near Maiden Castle Sports Centre on Sunday morning. Police say no weapon has been discovered.

Mr Maine, from Wynyard, was also facing prosecution by the profession's Disciplinary Tribunal - The Solicitors' Authority. They said Mr Maine faced the hearing for allegedly carrying out transactions concerning a company which he should have known was "dubious".

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