Couple remanded over Christmas Eve stab death

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A couple have appeared in court charged with the Christmas Eve murder of a 19-year-old who was stabbed in a club.

Owen Kerry died in hospital following an incident in Cramlington Workmen's Club in Northumberland at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

Lyndsey Harper, 36, of Queens Terrace, Annitsford, and Brian Cahill, 35, of Northern Terrace, Dudley, both North Tyneside, appeared before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court.

Cahill, thin with short dark hair and a tattooed neck, and Harper, with long dark hair worn in a ponytail, both wore grey sweatshirts and trousers for the brief hearing.

They were remanded in custody ahead of a hearing before a judge at the same court on Thursday morning.

Harper thanked the magistrates as she was led away.

Mr Kerry's family said in a statement: "Owen was a much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and a great friend to many people. Indeed he will be dearly and sadly missed."