Tyne & Wear

David Charlton murder: Youth, 16, admits manslaughter

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

A teenager has admitted killing a man who was on his way home from a night out in South Shields.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named, had been accused of the murder of David Charlton who was stabbed eight times.

He denied murder but admitted manslaughter, which was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Keith Honeyman, 20, has previously admitted murder and Paul Carr, 31, has admitted assisting an offender. All three will be sentenced on 12 July.

Mr Charlton was killed as he made his way home from the Last Orders pub in South Shields with his fiancee on 21 December, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Carr, of Hudson Street, and Honeyman, of Alice Street, both South Shields, and the youth are remanded in custody.

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