Mark Denton Murder David Sowerby and Anthony Middleton remanded in custody

Two me have today appeared in court charged with the murder of former Hartlepool Boxer Mark Denton.

We can now legally name David Sowerby aged 23, of Allerton Close, and Anthony Middleton aged 21 of Bruntoft Avenue, as those who have been charged.

Both appeared in court for less than one minute at Teesside Magistrates’ Court, in Middlesbrough, and spoke only to confirm their names.

Due to the nature of the crimes it has been referred to Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday, January 7.

No bail application was made for either of the accused, and they were remanded in custody until their next court appearance.