Andrew Lucas stabbing: Mark Spalding on murder charge

Andrew Lucas Andrew Lucas was pronounced dead in hospital

A man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old who was stabbed in Tyne and Wear.

Mark Spalding, 45, was remanded in custody at Sunderland Magistrates' Court earlier, after being accused of killing Andrew Lucas.

Mr Lucas was found in a stairwell near his flat in Warkworth Close, Washington, on Saturday and pronounced dead in hospital.

Mr Spalding will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 7 November.

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