Woman is charged with murder of county man

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A woman has been charged with murder after a Bedlington man’s body was found in a park in Newcastle.

The body of Peter Hedley, 49, of Burdon Terrace, Bedlington, was found in undergrowth at Newburn Riverside Park around 11.30am on Friday.

Northumbria Police said Clare Humble, 50, of the same address, has been charged with murder.

Lee Nicholson, 39, of Lydford Court, Newcastle, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Both will appear before South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Barron said: “I would urge anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary or suspicious in Newburn Riverside Park over the past few days to contact police, it may be they have information that can help with our enquiries.

“We recognise that this may be concerning for the local community and extra officers will be in the area to offer reassurance and answer their concerns.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.