Tyne & Wear

Teen in court over screwdriver stab death in Newcastle

Peter Duncan Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Peter Duncan was attacked in Newcastle city centre

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murdering a solicitor who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver.

Peter Duncan, 52, was attacked on 14 August in Newcastle city centre.

The teenager, who cannot be named, appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with murder, possession of a weapon and theft of "a quantity of screwdrivers" from Poundland.

He was remanded in custody and will attend crown court on Wednesday.

Shortly after the attack, officers arrested seven males, a 14 year-old, two 15-year-olds and four 17-year-olds on suspicion of murder.

Another 15-year-old male was arrested on Friday on suspicion of affray.

Three boys, aged 14, 15 and 17, have since been released under investigation.

Two 15-year-olds and two 17-year-olds have been released with no further action.

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