Forensic tests have started as police try to establish the identity of a man found dead in a storm well. Northumbrian Water staff discovered the body on October 21, at the Cargo Fleet site in Middlesbrough. A postmortem examination revealed that the body could have been there for up to three months.
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Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.
As inquiries into recent Billingham shootings continue, a man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage recklessly endangering life.
32-year-old Paul Foster was last seen leaving an address on Burbank Street in the town on Wednesday (August 16).