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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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Man charged with Alan Youngson's murder

A man has this morning appeared before Peterlee magistrates court charged with the murder of Alan Youngson from Darlington.

Daniel Dodsworth aged 28 from Branksome Green in Darlington was remanded to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday 16th October.

Four other men who had been arrested on Friday have all been bailed until December pending further enquiries.

A 22 year old woman from York and a 30 year old man from the North Road area of Darlington were arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender and have also been bailed until December pending further enquiries.A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Youngson died from head injuries.

There has been much police activity in Darlington over the last few days in relation to this investigation and I would like to thank members of the community for their support and patience. Anyone with any information they feel would assist on-going enquiries is asked to get in touch with police."

– Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police

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