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 Christopher Ritchie murder: Man appears at court


​A man has appeared at court in connection with the death of Christopher Ritchie.

Jonathon Morgan, of Allergate, Durham, appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court today charged with murder.

The 26-year-old did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court tomorrow (March 24).

Mr Ritchie died after he was stabbed in Mitchell Street, in Durham, just before 8.30am on Thursday, March 19.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the 41-year-old died as a result of stab wounds.

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation should call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 56 of March 19.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.