Tyneside man in court over stab vest death

A Tyneside man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter after his friend was stabbed while trying on a stab-proof vest.

Christopher Baker, 18, died in Seaham, County Durham, in April this year.

David Baxter, 31, of Hodgkin Park Crescent, Newcastle, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court on Monday.

The case was adjourned until 29 November. The trial is expected to last five-days.

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