Murder charge after Sunderland attack victim dies

A man has been charged with murder after an assault victim died in Sunderland.

Steven Corbett, 27, from Birtley Avenue in the city, was found unconscious after reports of a disturbance at a house in Benton Avenue early on Sunday.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said a 30-year-old man was charged with murder after Mr Corbett died on Monday.

The spokesman added that woman who was also arrested in connection with the attack had been bailed.

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