Two men have appeared before magistrates in Sunderland, charged with the murder of John Hall, from Shiney Row.
Nicholas John Rought, 45, of Princes Street, and Paul Ian Tate, 48, of Mill Terrace, were remanded in custody. The pair will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday 24th September.
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On the back of three consecutive Championship wins, the Magpies sit fourth, poised to move into the automatic promotion places.
Callum Young, who will now be 23, was last seen on August 27 last year at his home in Hylton Road.