Tyne & Wear

Simon Martin death: Steven Grieveson appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Sunderland schoolboy who was found dead more than 20 years ago.

Steven Grieveson, who was 20 at the time, is accused of killing teenager Simon Martin in May 1990.

The 14-year-old's body was found in a derelict building close to the seafront.

Magistrates remanded Mr Grieveson, 42, in custody. He will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.

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