A man has been charged with the murder of another man who was stabbed to death in a County Durham village.
The 25-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack in Gregson Street, Sacriston, on Saturday.
Richard Alexander Lee, 25, of Viola Crescent, Sacriston, made a brief appearance before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 9 September. No plea was made.
A 25-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released under investigation.
The victim, whose identity is yet to be released by police, was attacked at about 23:00 BST in the village near Durham City.
Police have appealed for witnesses.