Man and woman charged with murder after girl, 14, found dead in house

Emergency services were called to a house in Darlington where a girl, 14, was found dead (Picture: North News & Pictures)

Two people have been charged the murder of a 14-year-old girl who was found dead inside a house.

Police and paramedics raced to a property in Darlington, County Durham, shortly after 11pm on Friday night.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene in Geneva Road.

Simon Vickers and Sarah Hall, both of Geneva Road, Darlington, have been charged with murder.

They will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Detective superintendent Craig Rudd, the senior investigating officer, said: ‘This incident has resulted in the tragic death of a young girl, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

‘I would like to thank the local community for their patience and co-operation while investigative work is still being carried out at the scene, and to reassure residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.’

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We received a call at 22.46 on Friday, July 5 to an incident at a private address on Geneva Road in Darlington.

‘We sent five resources in total including a doctor and a specialist paramedic. Police also attended the scene.’

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