Darren Bonner was found in undergrowth near a caravan park in Northumberland in July last year.
George Common says he initially thought he was witnessing a suicide attempt when he discovered the abuse.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is "extremely delighted" to be available for selection for the tour of New Zealand.
Treacherous conditions overnight lead to accidents and road closures.
Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley has ended talks with British businesswoman Amanda Staveley over a takeover believed to have been worth around £250m.