Man in court charged with stab murder

Andrew Darn
Andrew Darn died at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate on Wednesday after being found with stab wounds [Northumbria Police]

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a 35-year-old who was stabbed at a business park.

Andrew Darn died after being found with stab wounds on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields on Wednesday, Northumbria Police said.

Alder Willis, 68, of Allanville, Camperdown, North Tyneside, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court charged with murder and possession of a pointed article.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court next month.

Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate
Members of the public gave Mr Darn CPR before paramedics arrived [BBC]

Emergency services were called to the industrial estate at about 08:40 GMT on Wednesday, after reports of a disturbance.

Mr Darn was found with serious injuries.

Medical staff and members of the public performed CPR until paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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