A teenager has appeared in court charged with fatally stabbing a 31-year-old scaffolder through the heart with a Samurai sword.

Benjamin Kelly, 18, of Outhwaite Street, Middlesbrough, stood impassive in the dock at Teesside Magistrates Court as he was charged with murdering father-of-one Robert Dunne. Two other youths were due to appear later at youth court in connection with the same incident.

A 17-year-old and 14-year-old have both been charged with actual bodily harm and affray. The 17-year-old was also charged with perverting the course of justice.

Kelly was remanded in custody and is to appear at Teesside Crown Court on 23 January. .