Tyne & Wear

Solicitors at Hunt Kidd in Newcastle charged with theft

Two solicitors have been charged with stealing more than £1m from clients.

Barbara Gayton, 52, from Newcastle, and 64-year-old Kenneth Hunt, from Alnwick in Northumberland, will appear before magistrates in Newcastle on 31 January.

Ms Gayton and Mr Hunt are jointly charged with thefts from clients of the Hunt Kidd law firm in Newcastle where they both worked.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the charges followed an investigation by the force's economic crime unit.

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