Man due in court to face murder charge

Craig Barker.
Craig Barker.

A man is due to appear in court on Friday after he was charged with the murder of a 47-year-old man in his own home.

Cleveland Police say Nathan Davis, 25, from Norton, near Stockton, will appear before Teesside Magistrates Court in connection with the death of Craig Barker.

Mr Barker died in hospital on Tuesday after he was attacked at his home in Cleatlam Close, Stockton, on Sunday, July 22.

His dog was also killed.

Seven other people also arrested on Thursday night – three women and four men – have been released under investigation whilst inquiries continue.