Tyne & Wear

Man denies Wallsend stab death

Lee Houchin
Image caption Lee Houchin died in hospital

A man has denied the murder of a man found stabbed on a street on North Tyneside.

Lee Houchin was discovered injured on Hugh Street in Wallsend on 23 December, by police attending reports of a disturbance.

The 35-year-old was taken to hospital in Newcastle, but later died.

Robert Donald, 29, of Lisle Street, Wallsend, pleaded not guilty to murder and was remanded in custody to return to Newcastle Crown Court on 13 May.

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