Tyne & Wear

Mother of David Scott tells of pain after Stanley death

David James Scott
Image caption David Scott died of stab wounds

The mother of a man killed in County Durham says her family has been "torn apart" by his death.

Father-of-two David Scott, 33, was found with stab wounds in Rose Avenue, Stanley, on 23 December.

His mother Janice, 61, said he was "left to die in the street like an animal".

Durham Police has renewed its appeal for witnesses and detectives want to speak to anyone who saw a young man wearing a blue body warmer in the area.

Mr Scott lived with his mother and two young children in south Stanley.

'Terrible'

His mother said the children could not understand what had happened.

She said: "Christmas Eve was awful, I was wrapping presents for his children when he should have been doing it and Christmas Day was terrible for his children as he wasn't there

"His little girl is seven on 2 January and she just wants her daddy back.

"We need to find who did this, they must not be allowed to get away with it."

Six people have been arrested in connection with the death.

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