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Man charged with murder after death of 55-year-old woman in Middlesbrough

A forensic team was called to Ibstock House Credit: ITV News

A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder following the sudden death of a woman on Teesside.

Police were called to a report of the death of a 55-year-old woman on Ingram Road in the Berwick Hills area of Middlesbrough at 9:30 am on Wednesday.

An investigation was launched and a number of emergency service vehicles cordoned off the area.

A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder Credit: ITV News

A forensic team also attended the scene around Ibstock House, a block of flats next to a derelict pub.

Ian McKenzie appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Thursday, where his case was transferred to Teesside Crown Court.