27/08/2007

Three Remanded Over Sunderland Street Murder

Three people have been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a man with learning difficulties who was beaten to death in Sunderland.

Brent Martin, 23, died in hospital after being attacked by a gang in the Town End Farm estate.

He was found in the street by police suffering from multiple injuries. The attack was described as "sustained and brutal".

William Hughes, 21, of Washington Road in Sunderland and two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named, appeared before Sunderland Magistrates' Court on Monday.

All three were remanded in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court next month.

A 47-year-old and a 17-year-old boy were also arrested in connection with the case but have been released on bail.

(KMcA)


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