Police have charged a man from Hartlepool with the alleged murder of a 56-year-old man.
The 43-year-old suspect is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning charged with the murder of Stanley Burgon, 56.
Police launched an investigation after they were called to an incident at Mr Burgon’s home in Rydal Street in Hartlepool on Friday, November 18 last year.
He was treated at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for serious head injuries but he died three days later.
A man was previously charged by police with attempted murder in connection with the incident.
A 32-year-old woman previously arrested on suspicion of assault has been released with no further action.
A Cleveland Police spokesman said on Tuesday: “Police investigating the murder of 56-year-old Stanley Burgon from Hartlepool have charged a 43-year-old man from Hartlepool with murder.
“He will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court tomorrow.”