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Council to offer support for swimming pool staff following shooting

The leader of South Holland District Council has said the Spalding community are 'shocked' by the 'tragic events' that unfolded this morning.

Councillor Gary Porter described the town as 'harmonious and peaceful, with a strong sense of community'.

“On behalf of all Councillors and colleagues I offer my sympathy to those affected by the tragic events this morning. Spalding is a harmonious and peaceful town with a strong sense of community so we are naturally shocked by what appears to be an isolated family incident.

On a practical level, the council will support the police with their investigations.

The incident took place in the grounds of the Castle Sports swimming pool which is of course closed until further notice. No members of staff were directly involved in the incident however we will be offering support to colleagues that work at the swimming pool.”

– Councillor Gary Porter, South Holland District Council



Teenagers accused of murdering dinner lady and daughter appear in court

A teenage girl and boy accused of murdering a school dinner lady and her daughter in Spalding have appeared in court.

13-year-old Katie Edwards was found dead alongside her mother

The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, who was 13, were found at their home in April.

No pleas were made during the hearing at Lincoln Crown Court, and the pair were remanded to a secure youth unit to appear in court again in September.

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