Simon Birch: Adam Jenkins' murder trial continues

  • Hello and welcome to The Northern Echo's live coverage of the Adam Jenkins murder trial.
  • We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day as the trial continues at Newcastle Crown Court.
  • Adam Jenkins, who owns a successful construction company, stands accused of killing Simon Birch, 39, by cutting his neck with a kitchen knife on December 25, 2021.
  • The alleged murder took place at Mr Jenkins’ house on Sunderland Road in Newbottle, near Houghton-le-Spring.
  • Jenkins faces two charges - murder and manslaughter - and the trial is expected to last for three weeks.

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