Tyne & Wear

George Dagg murder: Brothers Jess and Jack Ryan in court

Two brothers have appeared in court charged with the murder of a Sunderland man.

George Dagg, 53, was found injured on Purley Road in the city on 2 June and died in hospital two days later.

Jess Ryan, 24, denied murder and pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but this was not accepted by the prosecution at Newcastle Crown Court.

His brother Jack Ryan, 21, also charged with murder, did not enter a plea. Both will go on trial on 1 December.

The pair, of Toronto Road in Sunderland, appeared via videolink and were remanded in custody.

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