Murder charge after County Durham house death

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Fred Shipley
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Fred Shipley was found dead in his kitchen

A 39-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man who was found dead in his County Durham home.

Fred Shipley was discovered with serious head injuries at Paradise Crescent, Easington, on 3 July.

Detectives from Durham Police believe the 59-year-old was bludgeoned to death.

Andrew Albert Johnson, of John Street, Easington Colliery, appeared before magistrates in Peterlee on Friday and was remanded in custody until Monday.

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