THE jury in the trial of two teenage girls charged with murdering a 39-year-old woman in Hartlepool has been discharged.

All parties agreed to the proceedings at Teesside Crown Court following the death of Angela Wrightson being halted.

Mr Justice Globe directed that the trial of the two girls will take place at a later date.

Miss Wrightson was found dead in her home in Stephen Street, Hartlepool, last December.