A MAN accused of stabbing to death a friend appeared before a judge today (Tuesday, January 28) and was remanded in custody until April.

Abdourahamane Barry was arrested on Saturday after police were called to a house in Carlow Street, Middlesbrough.

Mr Barry, who lives in Carlow Street, was questioned about the afternoon killing and was later charged with murder.

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The 26-year-old today made a brief appearance in front of Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, QC, at Teesside Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody until a plea and case management hearing, which is expected to be held on April 8.