Christopher Ritchie stab death: Man charged with murder

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image captionChristopher Ritchie was well known in Durham city centre, police said

A man has been charged with the murder of a man found with stab wounds near Durham bus station.

Christopher Ritchie, 41, who used crutches, was found with fatal injuries in Mitchell Street at about 08:30 GMT on Thursday.

Mr Ritchie's family described him as a kind-hearted and generous man.

Jonathon Morgan, 26, of Allergate, Durham, has now appeared before magistrates and was remanded to return to Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday.​

Mr Ritchie's mother Jean said the hearts of the family had been "completely broken".

She added: "Christopher was kind-hearted and generous. He would never hurt anyone."

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