West Rainton: The Murder of George Button
Winding north out of West Rainton, Marks Lane is a secluded country road used by dog walkers who want to avoid the busier streets of the town. Always unlit, on this particular night, Mark’s Lane was only lit up as a vehicle passed. Just after 7.30 pm, a passenger in a car noticed something on the verge.
Lying in a pool of blood, a man lay on the side, appearing to have suffered serious head injuries after what looked like a hit and run. When the ambulance arrived, he was found to be alive - but barely...
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