A mother who was found dead at a house in Redcar on New Year's Eve has been named as Stacey Cooper.
Her family have paid tribute, saying in a statement:
Liam Murray, 28, from Whitby Avenue in Guisborough, appeared before Teesside Magistrates this morning charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.
The defendant, wearing a grey T-shirt, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
He will appear before Teesside Crown Court on Friday 3 January 2020.