Accused Uncle Appears in Court

The uncle of a 14 year old boy from Tyne and Wear stabbed to death has appeared in court accused of his murder.

Jordan Cooper was found in a house in Newriggs in the Fatfield area of Washington in the early hours of March 1st.

31 year old Alan Cooper, of no fixed address didnt enter a plea to the murder charge at Newcastle Crown Court.

The case was adjourned until July 8th.

Jordan was a pupil at Biddick School Sports College. His headteacher Richard Wilkinson described him as "a real character with a heart of gold."