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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West Rainton murder: Victim suffered a "vicious and violent attack"

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in a field in County Durham.

A post mortem has shown that 46-year-old John Anthony Hall died after a vicious assault.

Police are still at the scene where his body was found in West Rainton. But detectives say they are focusing a large part of their enquiry on the village where Mr Hall lived.

Rachel Bullock reports.

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