Tyne & Wear

Steven Coulter murder: Man charged over Newcastle stab death

Steven Coulter Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Anyone who saw Steven Coulter over the past two weeks is urged to contact police

A man has appeared in court charged over the murder of a man found stabbed to death in a house in Newcastle.

The body of Steven Coulter, 59, was discovered at a property in Heaton Hall Road on the morning of 13 July.

He had suffered a single stab wound to the chest and may have been dead for "a number of days", police said.

Jason Downey, 45, of Heaton Hall Road, was remanded in custody by Newcastle magistrates pending a further appearance at the city's crown court.

Image caption Mr Coulter was found on 13 July at a house in the Heaton area of Newcastle

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