Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 15.09.37AMATEUR sleuths and budding Miss Marples are invited to an afternoon of cake and crime at an historic North East hotel.

On Sunday, 7 February, 600-year-old Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, will provide the setting for a Murder Afternoon Tea.

Following the discovery of a body, guests will be invited to turn detective and unmask the murderer, before settling down to a traditional afternoon tea of hand cut sandwiches and freshly baked cakes and pastries.

Tickets for the Murder Afternoon Tea, which begins promptly at 2.30pm, cost £20 and can be booked by calling 0191 389 1111, emailing info@lumleycastle.com or visiting www.lumleycastle.com.