Newton Aycliffe man gets life for Blakes bar murder

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  • Good morning and welcome to The Northern Echo's live coverage of Richard Smith-Slater's sentencing hearing.
  • The 33-year-old was convicted of murdering Craig Gill following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.
  • Mr Gill was knocked unconscious and died several days after he was attacked inside Blakes bar in Newton Aycliffe.

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