A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a woman from Hexham.
Donald Graham, 59, of Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, has been charged with the murder of Janet Brown. He has also been charged with two counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, and13 counts of fraud.
In addition, Donald Graham is jointly charged with Elizabeth Todd, 51, of Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, with forgery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and perverting the course of justice.
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