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Stabbed solicitor Peter Maine faced fraud probe

A solicitor found with fatal stab wounds in Durham on Sunday was under investigation by police and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it has emerged.

Peter Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found in his running kit near Maiden Castle Sports Centre.

The force had received 52 complaints about Mr Maine's work and the SRA was looking into "dubious business transactions".

Durham Police are treating his death as "suspicious" but say they have to keep an "open mind" as to how he was injured.

Chris Stewart reports.

  • 04 Sep 2013
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