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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 March, 2005, 07:21 GMT 08:21 UK
Second charge over man's murder
A second man has been charged in connection with the death of a disabled man who was found tied up, beaten and stabbed in his own home.

The body of 36-year-old Keith Philpott was found at Axbridge Court, Billingham, on 24 March.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said 21-year-old Michael Peart from Stockton, had been charged with murder.

Sean Swindon, 24, of no fixed address, has already appeared in court accused of killing Mr Philpott.

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