Bishop Auckland murder trial LIVE: Updates as day two is underway

  • The trial of five people charged with the murder of Bishop Auckland man Lee Clarkson is due to get underway today.
  • The prosecution is expected to open their case this morning against the five defendants. They are Michael Richardson, 52, of Boddy Street, Bishop Auckland; Karl Jones, 45, of General Bucher Court, Bishop Auckland; Helen Jones, 42, of General Bucher Court, Bishop Auckland; Craig Dent, 42, of Gray Street, Eldon Lane; and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons.
  • The trial at Teesside Crown Court was due to begin last week, but was delayed until today. It is expected to last for five weeks.
  • Follow our live coverage here for updates from court.

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