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  • 4 January 2014, 2:26

Mark Denton: Two Men Charged With Murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of Mark Denton, who died from serious injuries in Hartlepool on New Year's Eve.

The pair, aged 21 and 23, will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court today, said a statement from Cleveland Police.

A 17-year-old has been released without charge.

Police said Mr Denton had been at a party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool, on December 31.

Officers cordoned off the property on New Year's Day to carry out a forensic examination.

Mr Denton's family said his death had left them "devastated and heartbroken".

A statement said: "He was a loving uncle, brother, son and boyfriend and he will be sadly missed by everyone.

"Our hearts will never heal from the loss of Mark, he was a larger than life character and our loss is immeasurable."

Mr Denton is understood to be have been a promising middleweight amateur boxer when he was younger and was well-known in the local boxing community.

A Facebook page has been set up in tribute to him.

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