Two men face life imprisonment after murdering a Sunderland dad, David Walsh

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Raymond Brown & Charles Macquire Lamont

Three men have been sentenced today after the death of Sunderland dad David Walsh last year.

Walsh, 45, died last November after being repeatedly stabbed on the Cannon Cockin Street, Hendon.

Following the four-week trial, Raymond Brown, 36, of Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland, was sentenced to life and now must serve a minimum of 26 years in prison.

Charles Macguire Lamont, 40, of Villette Road, was handed a life sentence with minimum of 13 years.

Dalton James Barnett, 19, of Fuller Road was also convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years and four months.

Detective Sergeant Dave Hirst of Northumbria Police’s Homicide ad Major Enquiry Team (HMET) said:

“David Walsh was a hardworking family man and his death has left his wife and family devastated and the people of Hendon shocked.

“I would like to thank Mr Walsh’s family and the community in Hendon in helping to bring these men to justice and hope the family can now start to rebuild their lives.

“We have never been able to establish a real motive for this incident other than these men causing serious and unnecessary harm.

“The past four weeks has been a difficult time for Mr Walsh’s family as they have waited to see justice done and I believe it has been.”

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