Tyne & Wear

Man charged over Sunderland teen stab murder

Connor Brown Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Connor Brown died of stab wounds after being found behind The Borough in Sunderland city centre

A man has been charged with the murder of a teenager who died after being stabbed.

Connor Brown, 18, died in hospital after being attacked behind The Borough pub in Sunderland city centre at 01:30 GMT on Sunday.

A 20-year-old man from Sunderland has been charged with murder and is due before South Tyneside magistrates on Tuesday.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Det Ch Insp John Bent, of Northumbria Police, said: "This was a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a young man who had his entire life ahead of him.

"We are not treating this as a random attack and I would like to reassure the community that we will leave no stone unturned in finding out the truth behind Connor's death."

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