Tyne & Wear

Benwell murder suspect Parvel Cina, 25, charged

Ladykirk Road, Benwell, Newcastle
Image caption Police said the man and woman were known to each other

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a house in Newcastle.

The 23-year-old victim's body was discovered at an address in Ladykirk Road, Benwell, on Thursday night after reports of a disturbance, police said.

Parvel Cina was arrested on suspicion of murder and has now been charged, Northumbria Police confirmed.

The 25-year-old, of no fixed address, is due before Newcastle magistrates later.

The victim has not been identified. A police spokesman said the force had referred itself to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), because of recent police contact with the woman and man.

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