Tyne & Wear

Gateshead stab victim named as Simon Meech

Scene of Gateshead stabbing
Image caption The victim died at the scene from multiple stab wounds

Police have released the name of the victim of a fatal stabbing at a house on Tyneside.

Simon Meech suffered multiple stab wounds during the incident at Rayleigh Grove in the Bensham area of Gateshead on Saturday night. The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karl Bestford has now appeared before magistrates charged with murder.

The 35-year-old, also of Rayleigh Grove, was remanded to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.

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