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Man charged with murder of 64-year-old who died after alleged assault


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A man has been charged with the murder of 64-year-old who died after an alleged assault in Northumberland.

James Rutherford, 37, of Pioneer Terrace, Bedlington, was due to appear before Bedlington Magistrates' Court on Tuesday accused of killing Andrew Saint.

Mr Saint died after an incident at an address on Pioneer Terrace, which police were called to at about 7pm on Sunday February 23.

He was found with a serious head injury, believed to have been sustained in an assault, and was taken to hospital but he died as a result of his injury on March 13.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on the night of the incident but later released under investigation while a police investigation into the alleged assault was conducted.

On Monday he was re-arrested by police and charged with Mr Saint's murder.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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