Mark Denton death: Two men charged with murder

Mark Denton
Image caption Mark Denton's family described him as a "larger-than-life character"

Two men have been charged with murdering a former amateur boxer who was attacked at a New Year's Eve party in Hartlepool.

Mark Denton, 31, died in hospital after being attacked at the party in Hutton Avenue.

Two men, aged 21 and 23, are due to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Saturday, Cleveland Police said.

A 17-year-old arrested in connection with the inquiry has been released without charge.

Mr Denton's family said they were heartbroken by the loss of the "larger-than-life character".

Mr Denton was a promising middleweight when he was younger and was well known in the local boxing community.

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