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David Charlton murder: Trio sentenced for street stabbing

David Charlton
Image caption David Charlton was attacked while on his way home from a night out

Three men - including two brothers - have been jailed for their part in the stabbing to death of a young father.

David Charlton, 25, was stabbed eight times on his way home from a pub in South Shields with his fiancee in December, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Keith Honeyman, 20, had admitted murder and was jailed for life. Jordan Honeyman, 16, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for six years.

Paul Carr, 31, admitted assisting an offender and was jailed for 34 months.

'Unspeakable damage'

A statement on behalf of Mr Charlton's family, released by Northumbria Police after the hearing, said: "Today's sentencing of those responsible for the cowardly killing of our gentle smiling David marks the end of the legal stage of our campaign for justice.

"We hope those responsible spend their time behind bars reflecting on the unspeakable damage they have caused this loving family.

Image caption Keith Honeyman was jailed for life, Jordan Honeyman for six years and Paul Carr for 34 months

"We know those who carry knives risk the lives of others.

"We call on members of the public who know or have suspicions that someone carries a knife to inform the police."

Carr, of Hudson Street, admitted assisting an offender at an earlier hearing.

Keith Honeyman, of Alice Street, South Shields, must serve a minimum of 20 years.

Jordan Honeyman, of Halstead Place, South Shields, had originally been accused of murder but a guilty plea to manslaughter was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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