Man charged with Shildon neighbour murder in court

The Northern Echo: Victim: Jimmy Scaife Victim: Jimmy Scaife

A MAN charged with the murder of a neighbour has appeared in court today.

Gordon Meale, 50, is alleged to have killed James Scaife, known as Jimmy, on Wednesday morning, in Shildon, County Durham.

No application for bail was made on behalf of Mr Meale, of Sunnydale, Shildon.

No plea was entered and Mr Meale did not speak during his brief appearance at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

The body of Mr Scaife, 56, also of Sunnydale, was found on an isolated path near allotments.

It is believed that the father-of-two was taking his dog for an early morning walk when he suffered fatal head injuries.

Mr Meale was remanded in custody until Thursday, January 7, when he will appear at Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough.

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9:59am Sat 2 Jan 10

Lisajayne33 says...

Such a waste of life, was a well loved man and will be missed. Hope the justice of this country does not let this man go free.
Such a waste of life, was a well loved man and will be missed. Hope the justice of this country does not let this man go free. Lisajayne33
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7:30pm Tue 5 Jan 10

brian humble says...

i am a shildon man and left to join the army many years ago and to my horror discovered on new years eve that my friend jimmy scaife had been murdered and it has devistated me and i send my condolences to his family at this sad time.i remember jimmy from new shildon and his relations Terry,and Stuart scaife.we wre allyoung ones together from junior school till our late teens when i joined the forces.jimmy was a lovely man and friend.it is a sad day for the people of Shildon.
i am a shildon man and left to join the army many years ago and to my horror discovered on new years eve that my friend jimmy scaife had been murdered and it has devistated me and i send my condolences to his family at this sad time.i remember jimmy from new shildon and his relations Terry,and Stuart scaife.we wre allyoung ones together from junior school till our late teens when i joined the forces.jimmy was a lovely man and friend.it is a sad day for the people of Shildon. brian humble
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