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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Two bailed after West Rainton death

Two of the five men arrested on suspicion of murder, in connection with the death of a man found in West Rainton, have been bailed. John Hall's body was discovered on September 15.

Two men aged 43 and 32 arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed pending further enquiries. Three men aged 48, 45 and 34 also arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in custody.

"In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area where Mr Hall's body was found at Mark's Lane, near to the railway bridge, on Sunday evening.

"And at the area of Mill Terrace, including the rear lane, we are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious between Saturday evening and Tuesday evening."

– Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett, of Northumbria Police

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