Suspect charged with murdering Darlington man

A man has been charged with murdering Alan Youngson, whose body was found in a shallow grave two months after he disappeared.

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Five arrested on suspicion of murder of missing man

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a missing man from Darlington.

Alan Youngson was last seen on August 15. A body was found in woodland near the A1 at Darlington on Monday evening.

Police say although they haven't formally identified the body, they are progressing on the basis the body found in the woods is Mr Youngson.

Five men, aged between 28 and 38, are being held at police stations across County Durham.

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