Murder charge after body discovered in wheelie bin

Northbourne Street, Gateshead. Picture from Google Images.
Northbourne Street, Gateshead. Picture from Google Images.

Police have charged a man with murder after the discovery of a body in a wheelie bin.

Police received reports of a man's body in a back lane in Northbourne Street, Gateshead, on Wednesday afternoon.

He was subsequently identified as Craig Eade, 23, of Gateshead.

Detectives investigating the case have now charged Paul Watkins, 36, of Northbourne Street, with murder.

Watkins has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court tomorrow morning.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and extra patrols remain in the area to reassure any concerned residents.

Anyone with any information that may help police should contact police on 101 quoting log 594 01/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.