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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

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.

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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.

Teenage friend of murder victim: She was 'like a sister'

Tribute to mother and daughter Credit: PA

More tributes have been paid to the a mother and daughter whose deaths are being treated as a double murder inquiry.

The victims, named locally as school dinner lady Liz Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie, were found dead in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Friday.

Relatives of the victims paid tribute on social media sites - with a teenage friend of Katie describing her as being "like a sister" and Ms Edwards as a second mother.

Ms Edwards's partner, Graham Green, wrote on his Facebook page:

"My babe has gone but you will always in my heart forever and ever and ever.

"The lady meant the world to me she was my rock. Katie so young lots of good times in front of us been taken away r.i.p."

– Graham Green

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Pictures of Spalding mother and daughter murder victims

Credit: ITV News Central/Facebook

Tributes have been paid to the mother and daughter from Spalding who police have named as 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

Two 14-year-olds have been charged with murder after the discovery of the bodies at a house on Dawson Avenue on Friday.

The teenagers will appear in court tomorrow.

Post mortem examinations are due to take place to work out how they died.

Murder investigation in Spalding after two bodies found

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The deaths of two people in Spalding is now being treated as murder, Lincolnshire Police have confirmed.

The bodies of two people were discovered at a house in Dawson Avenue just after 12.00 yesterday. Forensic investigations are continuing at the scene today.

The people have not yet been named.

Two people arrested in connection with the inquiry are being interviewed this morning.

Police are asking anyone in the Dawson Avenue area from Wednesday onwards to come forward as they may have useful information.

The events that unfolded in Spalding yesterday have understandably generated a great deal of local concern and upset.

I would like to make clear that this type of crime is extremely rare and not something we often see. Indeed, we believe this is a completely isolated incident. There is still a lot of police activity in the area and extra officers in the neighbourhood and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to please talk to our officers.

– Superintendent Paul Timmins
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