Alnwick solicitor charged with £1million theft

A SOLICITOR from Alnwick has been charged with stealing £1million from clients at his law firm.

Kenneth Hunt, 64, is jointly accused with 52-year-old Barbara Gayton, of Gateshead, with the offence, which is alleged to have involved clients at Newcastle-based Hunt Kidd Solicitors.

The case will be heard at Newcastle Magistrates Court on January 31.