A "VIOLENT confrontation" between two neighbours led to the death of a 43-year-old man, a court has heard.

A jury has today started to hear evidence the trial for murder of Andrew Timney.

The 30-year-old is accused of killing neighbour, Jason Dean, on March 5 last year.

Timney, of Brackenfield Court, Eston, near Middlesbrough, has denied the murder charge.

He is this afternoon standing trial before the Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, QC.

Jurors at Teesside Crown Court haven seen CCTV footage of the area showing various visitors to the flats complex around the crucial time.

Caroline Goodwin, QC, prosecuting, also revealed details of she described as a “violent confrontation which led to his death”.

Mr Dean was found unconscious and unresponsive in a corridor between the two flats.

Paramedics along with an emergency medic and clinical care assistant battled to save the 43-year-old.