Solicitor may have stabbed himself to death

Detectives have told a coroner they can't be sure whether Durham solicitor Peter Maine was murdered or killed himself. The 56 year old was found stabbed in his running gear last year. He was being investigated over fraud allegations at the time.

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Solicitor "may have killed himself"

Police have told a coroner that a Durham solicitor may have killed himself, although they admit the case remains a mystery.

CCTV showing him setting off for a run twenty minutes before he was found stabbed still remains the clearest image of his last movements.

Peter Maine minutes before his death Credit: ITV News

At an inquest update today this morning Police told a coroner that the absence of any signs of a struggle or restraint on Mr Maine's body suggest his wounds might have been self inflicted.

But detailed searches have failed to find a knife.

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