Tyne & Wear

Joseph Leech death: Man cleared of murder after 2013 assault

A man has been cleared of the murder of another man who died two years after a street attack.

Joseph Leech, 32, suffered serious injuries during an assault in Woodland Terrace in Washington, Tyne and Wear, in December 2013.

He underwent surgery after the attack, but died on 2 April 2015.

Karl Pascoe, 31, from Washington, previously denied murder. He was cleared of the charge following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

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