A man's appeared in court today accused of murdering his 84 year old grandmother in Shipley. He's also accused of attempting to murder a 9 year old boy in a skate park. Chris Kiddey reports.
A 26-year-old man accused of murdering his 84-year-old grandmother and stabbing a nine-year-old boy in a skate park has been remanded in custody.
Nathaniel Flynn, 26, of Prospect Mount, Shipley, is accused of stabbing to death retired teacher Louisa Denby, who lived at the same address.
Police were went to the house on Monday night as they were investigating the stabbing of a nine-year-old boy in nearby Carnegie skate park. Mrs Denby suffered a number of stab wounds, officers said.
Flynn has also been charged with attempting to murder the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Flynn also faces charges of possessing an offensive weapon and assault following another incident on Monday in which a 59-year-old man was attacked with an iron bar outside his home in the Idle area of Bradford.
He stood in the glass-fronted dock at Bradford Magistrates' Court today flanked by two security guards for a three-minute hearing. he was remanded in custody until July 9 when he will appear at Bradford Crown Court.
A 26 year old man's been remanded in custody by magistrates in Bradford accused of murdering his eighty four year old grandmother .
Nathaniel Flynn of Prospect Mount in Shipley is accused of killing Louisa Denby.
He's also accused of attempting to murder a nine year old boy in a nearby skate park.
Flynn's also accused of assaulting a 59 year old man at Idle in Bradford.
He'll next appear at Bradford Crown Court on July 9th.
A 26-year-old man will appear before Bradford Magistrates this morning, charged with murder and attempted murder. Nathaniel Flynn is charged with the murder of 84-year-old Louisa Denby and the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy in Shipley on Monday.
He is also charged with the assault of a 59-year-old man and with possessing an offensive weapon.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Louisa Denby (84) in Shipley on Monday.
Nathaniel Flynn is also charged with the attempted murder of a 9-year-old boy and the assault of a 59-year-old man. He is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
The 59-year-old man was allegedly attacked outside his home at 9.55pm on Monday with an iron bar. As a result of the attack, he broke his hand and had to go to hospital.
Flynn is due to appear before Bradford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning at 9.30am.
Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of his shock at hearing of the Shipley stabbings. And he had words of support for both the police and the local community.
Four people arrested in connection with the murder of 84-year-old Louisa Denby and the stabbing of a nine-year-old boy in Shipley have now been released without charge. Three men were released this morning and the fourth last night. A 26-year-old man remains in custody.
A picture of Louisa Denby - murdered in Shipley - has been released.
The 84-year-old was found at a house on Prospect Mount just before midnight yesterday.
She was found after a nine-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in a skate park in the same town.
Five people were arrested in connection with both incidents - all remain in custody except a 24-year-old man who has been released without charge.
The nine-year-old boy stabbed in the Carnegie Skate Park remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Five men are being held by police after the murder of an 84-year-old woman and the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy in Shipley. Police have revealed this lunchtime that an eight year old girl was also chased by one of the suspects. Chris Kiddey filed this report from Shipley.
West Yorkshire Police have said they do not believe that an 84-year-old murder victim and a nine-year-old boy who was stabbed in Shipley, West Yorkshire, yesterday, are related.
– Detective Superintendent Lisa Griffin from West Yorkshire Police
At this time we do not believe that the nine-year-old boy and the 84-year-old woman are related or known to each other.
The 84-year-old woman is related to the 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.