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Man, 25, charged with the murder of his brother at home in Sunderland

William Campbell, brother of Samuel, pictured inset, has been charged with his murder (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)

A man has been charged with murdering his brother at home in Sunderland.   

The victim, named as Samuel Campbell, 24, was found with life-threatening injuries in the Silksworth area just after 1am on Friday.

His brother, William, 25, was arrested at the scene in Park Avenue and has now been charged.   

Emergency services said Mr Campbell had sustained wounds consistent with a stabbing.   

He could not be saved despite desperate efforts to help him.  

William Campbell, of Allen Court, Stokesley, appeared at a remand court sitting at Newcastle Crown Court on Saturday.   

He has been remanded in custody and is due to return to the court on Tuesday, June 22.   

Specialist officers are supporting the family, who have been left distraught, police said.   

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said: ‘This continues to be a devastating time for the Campbell family and we are doing everything we can to ensure they have access to support.   

‘They are finding it very difficult to come to terms with what has happened and we would ask you to respect their privacy while we conduct our enquiries.  

‘An investigation into the circumstances around the alleged assault are ongoing but William has now been charged with Samuel’s murder.   

‘This has taken place at their family home and we want to reassure residents in the area, and the wider community, that there is no risk to the public.’   

Dated: 19/06/2021 Samuel Campbell, 24, who died in Sunderland during the early hours of Friday morning after suffering injuries consistent with a stabbing. His brother William, 25, was arrested at the scene and has today (SAT) been charged with murder. See story North News

William Campbell, 25, has been charged with murdering younger brother Samuel (pictured), 24 (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd )

DCI Fairlamb said a cordon remains in place on Park Avenue with officers continuing to patrol the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 5818/06/21.  

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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