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Man facing court charged over murder of mother and son

Peter Wilkinson is fighting for his life while his wife Tracey and son Pierce were killed in the stabbing Credit: SWNS

A man is due to appear in court charged with the murders of Tracey Wilkinson and her son Pierce, 13, and the attempted murder of the boy's father Peter.

Aaron Barley, 23, of no fixed abode, was charged on Friday afternoon, West Midlands Police said.

The Wilkinson family were stabbed in a "horrifying" attack at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands, at around 8am on Thursday morning.

Tracey Wilkinson, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene while her son was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital. Peter Wilkinson, 47, is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after suffering serious stab injuries.

Barley is due to appear before Birmingham magistrates on Saturday.

A man has been charged with the murder of a Stourbridge mother and her son in Norton yesterday and the attempted murder of the woman’s husband.

Aaron Barley, of no fixed address, will appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow (Saturday 1 April) to face charges of the murder of 50-year-old Tracey Wilkinson and her son, 13-year-old Pierce.

The 23-year-old is also charged with the attempted murder of 47-year-old Peter Wilkinson who remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The couple and their son were found with stab injuries at their home in Greyhound Lane just after 8am yesterday morning.

A post mortem examination and formal identification will take place on Monday (3 April).

– West Midlands Police

Pierce's school today paid tribute to the "kind and thoughtful young man."

Pierce was a loyal, caring and conscientious pupil, who will be sadly missed by all members of our school community. He always met everyone with a smile and was a kind and thoughtful young man.

He was passionate about his football team, West Bromwich Albion and was devoted to his pet greyhound dog.

He was a loving son and brother, our thoughts and prayers remain with his family, in particular his father Peter and his sister Lydia.

– STEPHEN DUNSTER, EXECUTIVE HEAD TEACHER, REDHILL SCHOOL, STOURBRIDGE