THREE men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Teesside teenager.

The men, aged 19, 20 and 29, were today being questioned by Cleveland police over the death of 19-year-old Wayne Bircham.

They were arrested following early morning raids on a number of houses in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, where Mr Bircham was stabbed to death on Sunday, June 10. The suspects were taken to police stations in Redcar and South Bank.

Mr Bircham, who was a known drug user, died from a single wound to the chest following a confrontation in Lanchester Street.

Updated: 13.45 Thursday, June 21