TWO men have been found guilty of the brutal murder of father-of-two Adam Chawla.

The 27-year-old died after suffering a violent beating in a house in Stockton in February this year.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the father-of-two was left unconscious on the ground for several hours before emergency services were called.

Mr Chawla died two days later in hospital.

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Today, Craig Hardy and Ryan Burey were convicted of murder following a trial at Teesside Crown Court Jurors heard the beating happened between 8.30am and 9.30am – but it was hours before Naeem Iqbal called an ambulance later that evening, when he told the call handler they had just found Chawla in an alley near his home.

A pathology report showed Mr Chawla had suffered repeated punches, kicks, and stamps, to the head and body resulting in fatal injuries.

Hardy, 41, of Cambridge Road, Thornaby and 30-year-old Burey, of Wembley Way, Stockton, had both denied murder.

Iqbal, 50, of Eleanor Place, Stockton, denied assisting an offender and intending to pervert the course of justice in connection with the alleged murder in February this year.

They will be sentenced at the same court on Tuesday morning.

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