Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke death: Man charged with murder

House on Bishop Road
Image caption Police were called to Bishop Road at 21:55 BST on Friday

A man has been charged with murder, following the discovery of a body outside a house in Stoke on Friday.

Steven Mutch, 45, of Bishop Road, Chell Heath, has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates at Newcastle-under-Lyme on Monday.

The victim has been formally identified as Mark Everard, 48, also of Bishop Road and known to family and friends as Grass.

A post-mortem examination concluded he died of abdominal injuries.

Staffordshire Police said the dead man's family had been informed.

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