A 26-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder by police investigating a death in Middlesbrough.

Officers were called to a house at Carlow Street in the Gresham area of the town at 3.45am on Saturday, where the body of a man was discovered.

A post mortem examination took place yesterday and confirmed that the man died as a result of a stab wound.

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A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder and will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said officers are carrying out extra patrols in the local area in order to reassure the local community.

Anyone who may have information about the incident can call the non-emergency number 101.