Tyne & Wear

Gateshead man pleads not guilty to Simon Meech murder

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

A man has pleaded not guilty to murder after a man was stabbed to death at a house on Tyneside.

Simon Meech suffered multiple stab wounds during the incident at Rayleigh Grove in the Bensham area of Gateshead on 28 July.

The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karl Bestford, 35, also of Rayleigh Grove, pleaded not guilty to murder at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday. He was remanded in custody.

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