THE third suspect to be charged with the murder of South Shields man David Charlton appeared in court today.
Paul Carr, 31, of Hudson Street, South Shields, was remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates in South Shields.
He is accused of being involved in the killing of Mr Charlton, 25, who was stabbed to death after leaving The Last Orders pub in Stanley Street, Tyne Dock, with his girlfriend on Friday, December 21.
Two teenagers have already been charged with his murder and last appeared at Newcastle Crown Court in January.
Keith Honeyman, 19, and a 15-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have not entered pleas and will be back in court on March 15 for a plea and directions hearing.
A trial date has been listed for the week starting June 10. Judge James Goss QC remanded them both into custody.
Mr Charlton, 25, who lived in Lemon Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields, was with partner Kirsty Claughan, 23, at the time of the attack at the junction of Stanhope Road and Boldon Lane.