Tyne & Wear

Stepson charged with murder of Steven McIntyre in Stanley

Stanley murder scene
Image caption The area around the house remains cordoned off

Police have charged a man with murder after his stepfather died from stab wounds in County Durham.

Steven McIntyre, 37, was found injured at a house in Austen Place, Stanley, in the early hours of Saturday. He died shortly afterwards in hospital.

A post-mortem examination showed he died from multiple wounds to the chest.

Durham Police have charged 19-year-old Christopher Hodgson with murder. A woman, 37 and girl, 17, who were also arrested have been released.

Mr Hodgson is due before magistrates on Monday.

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