A MAN has appeared in court after being charged with murder following the death of an 18-year-old on Teesside.

The body of Taylor Black was found by emergency services at a house in Ketton Road, Stockton, on Monday.

Nathan Costello, 31, of Ketton Road has been charged with murder.

He appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court this morning, where he was remanded in custody. 

He is due to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Friday, February 21.

Cleveland Police have not revealed the cause of death.

Mr Black's family are being supported by specialist officers, a police spokersperson said.