Tyne & Wear

Gateshead murder accused remanded

Scene of street assault
Image caption Mr Liddle was attacked on Bensham Road

A 20-year-old man has appeared before magistrates charged with the murder of a man who died in hospital following a street assault on Tyneside.

Leslie David Liddle suffered serious head injuries during the attack outside the Gospel Methodist Church on Bensham Road, Gateshead, on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old, from the Gateshead area, died on Friday.

Tyrone Urwin, 20, of St Cuthbert's Road, Gateshead, was remanded to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.

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