Man charged with murder after stabbing in County Durham

A 43-year-old County Durham man has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Chilton.

Police were called to an address in the Hollowfield area at 2345 BST on Saturday.

Mark Sweeney, 37, was found with multiple injuries. He was taken to Darlington Memorial hospital where he underwent surgery but later died.

James Thornley, also from Hollowfield, is due to appear before Newton Aycliffe magistrates later.

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