Man charged with murder of wife and daughter

A 70-year-old man has been charged with the murders of his wife and daughter at the family home in Wath-upon-Dearne in South Yorkshire

Double murder: family statement

The family of the mother and daughter found murdered at their home in Wath-upon-Dearne have issued the following statement.

"“The family of Jean and Sarah are devastated by the news of their deaths. Jean was a much loved sister and aunt. Sarah was a wonderful, kind and loving niece and cousin.

We are at a loss to know why they died, but ask as a family that we are allowed to grieve and try to come to terms with what has happened.”

The Redfern family home in Sandygate Credit: Calendar news
Flowers left at the scene Credit: Calendar news

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Man charged with murder of wife and daughter

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his wife and daugther at their home in South Yorkshire. Peter Redfern, who's 70, appeared in the dock at Rotherham Magistrates Court for less than two minutes accused of the murders of Jean Redfern, who was 67, and his daughter Sarah Redfern, 33.

Their bodies were found at the family home in Sandygate, in Wath-upon-Dearne on Monday. There was no application for bail. District judge Jonathan Taff remanded him in custody until August 7th, when he will appear at Sheffield CrownCourt,