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West Rainton murder: Three charged

Three men have been charged with the murder of John Hall, from Shiney Row in Sunderland, who was found dead in West Rainton.

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Police: attack not believed to be random

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found in West Rainton.

The body was discovered by a dog walker at around 7pm on Sunday on Marks Lane near the railway bridge.

A post mortem is being carried out and the area remains cordoned off.

Investigators say they do not believe it was a random attack and there is no need for the public to be alarmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on the 101 number.

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