Police have charged a man with the murder of a 19-year-old woman in Newcastle.
Thomas Dalton, aged 19, has been charged with the murder of the woman at a house in Kentmere Place, Newcastle, on the evening of Tuesday 21 February.
Dalton, of Attwood Street in Kidsgrove, has been remanded in custody to appear at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court, Fenton, today, Thursday. He appeared at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday, and has been remanded in custody to appear at Stafford Crown Court on Monday 27 February.
A Home Office post-mortem examination today has revealed the cause of death was a single stab wound. The girl in question has been formally identified as Samantha Laney, aged 19, of Kentmere Place.