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Woman and man charged with murder of girl, 14, found dead at Darlington home as cops launch urgent probe

A WOMAN and man have been charged with murder after a schoolgirl was found dead at home.

Emergency services raced to a house in Darlington, County Durham late on Friday.

Two people have been charged with murder after a girl died at home in County Durham
The horror unfolded on Friday night
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Despite medics’ best efforts, the schoolgirl, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Two people, a man and woman, have now been charged with murder.

Simon Vickers and Sarah Hall, both of Geneva Road, will appear in Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Tributes are already pouring in for the youngster.

One person wrote: “Such a cruel world we live in you will be missed.”

Durham Police today said: “Two people have been charged following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Darlington.

“Police and paramedics were called to an address in Geneva Road shortly after 11pm on Friday, July 5.

“Sadly, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Simon Vickers and Sarah Hall, both of Geneva Road, Darlington, have been charged with murder and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.”

Detective Superintendent Craig Rudd, Senior Investigating Officer, added: “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.”

North East Ambulance Service 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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