Murder Investigation After Body Found In Gateshead Wheelie Bin

Detectives in Gateshead have launched a murder investigation after the discovery a man's body in a wheelie bin.

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UPDATE- 5PM 3/3/2017

36-year-old Paul Watkins has been charged with murder after a body was found in a wheelie bin in Gateshead. 

He'll appear in court tomorrow morning (March 4th). 

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.

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At around 3pm on Wednesday (March 1st) afternoon police received a report of a possible body in a back lane in Northbourne Street, near Mount Pleasant. 

Officers who went to the scene found the body of a man in a wheelie bin.

He has now been identified as Craig Eade, 23, of Gateshead, and specialist officers are supporting his family.

Following a post-mortem examination, Craig's death is being treated as murder.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested.

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.

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