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Teenagers admit killing mother and daughter

The bodies of 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and 13-year-old Katie were found in April Credit: Facebook

Two 15-year-olds have admitted killing a mother and daughter in Lincolnshire.

The boy and girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied murder but pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

The victims were found dead at a property in Dawson Avenue, Spalding, on April 15.

Teenagers admit killing mother and daughter Credit: PA

The two defendants, who were 14 at the time of the alleged offences, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday morning and spoke only to confirm their names and to enter their pleas.

A trial is due to begin at the same court on October 5 and both were remanded into custody by Mrs Justice Carr.

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Police: Shotgun fired in Spalding triple shooting

Police in Lincolnshire have confirmed a shotgun was fired in an incident in which one man and two women were killed.

Officers were called just after 9am to the Castle Swimming Pool off Pinchbeck Road in Spalding.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, detectives confirmed no-one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

Lincolnshire Police also said there was no indication that the event was related to terrorism and confirmed no shots were fired by police attending the scene.

Clearly, a situation such as this for a small community like Spalding is hard to comprehend. We are working alongside colleagues from the East Midlands Major Crime Team in order to provide answers around what has happened today.

– Temporary Superintendent Paul Timmins, Local Policing East

Polish man among Spalding house fire victims

A Polish man has been formally identified as one of three people killed in a house fire in Lincolnshire at the beginning of May.

Three adult men died in the blaze. Credit: ITV News Central

Marian Mariusz Laczynski, 38, was caught up in the blaze at Spalding along with two other men.

The two other victims have not yet been formally identified. Police say the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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

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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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