Two teenage girls charged with murder of woman

Police tape seals off the scene in Hartlepool. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two teenage girls have been charged with the murder of a woman in Hartlepool, police have said.

The girls, aged 13 and 14, will appear before magistrates in Hartlepool later today accused of the murder of Angela Wrightson.

Police discovered the body of the 39-year-old after officers were called to her home address in Stephen Street, Hartlepool, on Tuesday just after 9am.

Post mortem tests have showed she died from blood loss and substantial injuries.