Tyne & Wear

David Scott stabbing: Second youth charged

David James Scott
Image caption David Scott died of stab wounds

A second 16-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a father-of-two who was stabbed in County Durham.

David Scott, 33, was found with stab wounds in Rose Avenue, Stanley, on 23 December and died in hospital.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is to appear before Derwentside Magistrates on Monday.

Another 16-year-old boy, who also cannot be identified, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court via videolink on Friday charged with murder.

He was remanded in secure youth accommodation and a plea hearing will be held on 22 March.

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