Murder charge over Middlesbrough stab death

Simon Bennett Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Simon Joseph Bennett was found seriously injured on a Middlesbrough street

A man has been charged with the murder of a man found seriously injured on a Middlesbrough street.

Simon Bennett, 28, was taken to hospital from The Greenway shortly after 23:30 BST on Thursday, but pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem examination found he was likely to have died from a single stab wound, Cleveland Police said.

A 30-year-old Middlesbrough man charged with his murder is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Monday.

Another man arrested in connection with the incident, aged 19, has been released on police bail.

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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