Two women have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in connection with the murder of 'vulnerable' man Lee Irving.
Lee Irving, 24, who was described as having learning difficulties, was found dead on a grassed area in Fawdon, Newcastle, on June 6th.
Julie Mills, 50, of Studdon Walk in Newcastle and Nicole Lawrence, 20, of The Avenue in Fellgate Moore in Morpeth are due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on August 6th.
28-year-old James Wheatley, of Studdon Walk has previously been charged with murder and Barry Imray, 31, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.
A 50-year-old man arrested remains on police bail.
The electricity company Northern Powergrid said power has now been restored across Newcastle. Hundreds of homes and businesses in Gosforth and Fawdon were without electricity after a power cut.
Northern Powergrid has sent a customer services vehicle to Gosford to help its customers still affected by a power cut that occurred this morning.
The vehicle is located at Knightsbridge Court, NE3 2JW, and the company has urged any customers with queries about the outage to seek assistance there.
Northern Powergrid has stated it is likely to be 5.30pm before electricity is restored to all 250 properties that are still without power in the NE3 postcode following this morning's outage.
Northern Powergrid have confirmed that 2,281 customers were without power this morning after one of their cables was accidentally damaged by another company.
The majority of homes were restored quickly, but around 250 customers are still without power.
The company said it is working to connect these homes to generators while they carry out repairs to the power cable.
Northern Powergrid has written on its official Twitter page:
Hundreds of homes across Gosforth and Fawdon in Newcastle are without power, Northern Powergrid has said.
The company said 119 postcodes are currently affected but has yet to reveal the cause of the power outages.
On the day that GSK announced a big investment that will bring new jobs toDurham and Cumbria, there was a timely reminder from the Newcastle North MP , Catherine McKinnell, that all is not entirely rosy in the pharmaceutical garden.
450 high quality jobs at Sanofi in Fawdon are currently under threat after the company announced its intention to close the plant. Ms McKinnell called on ministers to intervene and set up a full scale task force to try and help the workforce.