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Police confirm identities of Spalding double murder

The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie were found on Friday Credit: ITV News Central / Facebook

Police have formally identified the two bodies that were found at a house in Spalding in Lincolnshire as Elizabeth Edwards and Katie Edwards.

Post mortem examinations have also been completed but officers say they are unable to provide further details about the cause of death.

Two 14-year-olds have been charged with murder and were remanded in secure youth accommodation following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday.

I am taking this opportunity to remind everyone that the two youths charged cannot be named due to their age. The reporting restrictions imposed by the judge apply to everyone, including members of the public, and people must not post information on social media which could lead to identification or they risk being in contempt of court, which is a very serious offence.

– DCI Martin Holvey

Man jailed for 22 months over historic sex offences

Stephen Skepper

A 61-year-old has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for historic sexual offences, some of which involved a child.

Stephen Skepper, from the Bracebridge Heath area of Lincoln, was convicted of offences dating back to the early 1990s - including gross indecency with a child, possession of a number of illegal images, and possession of a prohibited image.

In addition to the sentence, the judge at Lincoln Crown Court imposed a 10-year sexual harm prevention order, and Skepper was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for 10 years.

Skepper has shown no remorse for his crimes. His actions have caused a great deal of distress to his victim. He has put her through the emotional turmoil of a trial when he could have saved her that additional trauma by admitting his offending in the early stages of this investigation.

– DC Jo Bussoopun, Lincolnshire Police

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Teenagers remanded over mother daughter deaths

Two 14-year-olds accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Lincolnshire were remanded in secure youth accommodation following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie were found on Friday Credit: ITV News Central

The girl and boy are accused of the murders of school dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and her daughter Katie, 13.

Their bodies were found at a property in property in Dawson Avenue in Spalding on Friday.

The teenagers were surrounded by security guards as they sat in the dock at Lincoln Crown Court. Neither showed any emotion.

The pair spoke only to confirm their identities during the five minute hearing.

Judge Michael Heath ordered the youths to appear back in court on 27 June for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

A trial date was provisionally arranged to start on 17 October.

Teenagers appear in court charged with double murder

Two 14 year olds have appeared in court charged with the murder of mother and daughter from Lincolnshire.

The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie were found on Friday Credit: ITV News Central/Facebook

The bodies of 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie, were found at a property in Dawson Avenue in Spalding on Friday afternoon.

At The brief hearing at Lincoln magistrates - which was sitting as a youth court - the boy and girl charged with their murders spoke only to confirm their names and addresses.

They'll be remanded in custody and will appear at Lincoln crown court this afternoon.

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