Stabbed solicitor Peter Maine faced fraud investigation

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A solicitor found with fatal stab wounds in Durham on Sunday was being investigated by police over fraud allegations.

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

Police say they have an "open mind" about how he died.

Det Ch Insp Steve Chapman said the death remained "suspicious" and renewed an appeal for witnesses.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority had launched its own investigation into Mr Maine's conduct.

Mr Maine, who was found at about 08:00 BST, was married and had two daughters.

His black Land Rover was found in Old Elvet.

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