A teenager who has been charged with Peter Duncan's murder is set to appear in court this morning.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is appearing on a video link from a young offenders institution.

The case is being heard by a judge at Leeds Crown Court who is also on a video link.

The teen was charged with murdering the 52-year-old solicitor with a screwdriver in the Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle.

He was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon and theft.

The youth, who cannot be named after a reporting restriction was made giving him anonymity until he turns 18, made his first appearance at Newcastle Crown Court via a video-link last month from a young offenders institution.

The teen gave his date of birth, said his nationality was British and replied "yeah" when asked to confirm his identity.

There was no application for bail on behalf of the teenager and he was further remanded in custody.

We'll be bringing you live updates from court here:

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He is remanded in custody

The youth, who turns 18 next month, is further remanded in custody until the next hearing.

Sentence length to be determined at next hearing

The youth, who is wearing a grey sweatshirt and appears to be wearing earphones, is told the appropriate length of sentence will be determined at the next hearing in the first two weeks of December.

Teen still cannot be named

The judge says a reporting restriction banning the identification of the youth was made last time.

He will be sentenced in December

Caroline Goodwin QC, defending, says she will seek reports ahead of sentence in December.

BREAKING: Teen pleads guilty to murder

Count 3:

Murder of Peter Duncan on August 14.

He pleads guilty.

Count 2:

Having an offensive weapon in Eldon Square on August 14, namely a screwdriver.

He pleads guilty.

The charges are read out to the youth

Count 1:

Theft on August 14, in that he stole screwdrivers from Poundland.

He pleads guilty.

Hearing begins

The case of the youth accused of murdering Peter Duncan is under way.

The youth is appearing on a video link from a young offenders institution.

The case is being heard by a judge at Leeds Crown Court who is also on a video link.