Man Pleads Guilty to Gateshead Wheelie Bin Murder

6 April 2017, 12:21

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A man's pleaded guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Craig Eade, whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

UPDATE- 12:20pm 6/4/2017 

Paul Watkins, 36, of Northbourne Street, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to the murder of Craig Eade at Newcastle Crown Court. 12 other people remain on police bail on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender.

He will be sentenced on the 19th May.

Detective Chief Inspector Fairlamb said:

"Watkins has admitted his guilt to killing Craig Eade, which clearly is a significant outcome for the investigation. However, we will continue to investigate the circumstance which led to Craig's death. We would like to appeal to the public for any information which may help us and any piece of information, no matter how insignificant you may feel it is, could be the key to what we are looking for."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 594 010317, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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UPDATE- 5PM 3/3/2017

36-year-old Paul Watkins has been charged with murder after a body was found in a wheelie bin in Gateshead. 

He'll appear in court tomorrow morning (March 4th). 

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and extra patrols remain in the area to reassure any concerned residents.

Anyone with any information that may help police should contact police on 101 quoting log 594 01/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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At around 3pm on Wednesday (March 1) afternoon police received a report of a possible body in a back lane in Northbourne Street, near Mount Pleasant. 

Officers who went to the scene found the body of a man in a wheelie bin. 

He has now been identified as Craig Eade, 23, of Gateshead, and specialist officers are supporting his family.

Following a post-mortem examination, Craig's death is being treated as murder. 

A 36-year-old man has been arrested.

Anyone with any information that may help police should contact police on 101 quoting log 594 01/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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