Tyne & Wear

Steven Youll murder: Two men jailed for life

Police at scene
Steven Youll was found dead on Canning Street

Two men have been sentenced to life terms for the murder of a man in the West End of Newcastle.

The body of Steven Youll, 45, of Two Ball Lonnen in the city, was found by police in Canning Street in June. He had suffered serious head injuries.

David Smith, 35, of Canning Street, and Michael Wait, 28, of no fixed address, had denied murder but were found guilty after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

The pair will have to serve a minimum term of 16 years.

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