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Man, 25, charged with the murder of his younger brother

A man has been charged with murdering his brother at their family home in Sunderland.   

The victim, named as Samuel Campbell, 24, was found with stab wounds in the city’s Silksworth area just after 1am on Friday.

Despite attempts by emergency services to save his life, he died at the scene.

His brother, William Campbell, 25, was arrested at the home in Park Avenue and has now been charged.

The suspect, from, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, appeared at a remand court sitting at Newcastle Crown Court on Saturday. 

He has been remanded in custody and is due to return to the court on Tuesday.

Specialist officers are supporting the family, who have been left distraught, police said.   

Dated: 19/06/2021 Samuel Campbell, 24, who died in Sunderland during the early hours of Friday morning after suffering injuries consistent with a stabbing. His brother William, 25, was arrested at the scene and has today (SAT) been charged with murder. See story North News
William Campbell, 25, has been charged with murdering younger brother Samuel (pictured), 24 (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd )

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said: ‘This continues to be a devastating time for the Campbell family and we are doing everything we can to ensure they have access to support.   

‘They are finding it very difficult to come to terms with what has happened and we would ask you to respect their privacy while we conduct our enquiries.  

‘An investigation into the circumstances around the alleged assault are ongoing but William has now been charged with Samuel’s murder.   

‘This has taken place at their family home and we want to reassure residents in the area, and the wider community, that there is no risk to the public.’


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