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Man detained for killing partner and son in Lancashire

Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Credit: Lancashire Police

A Lancashire man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his partner and son on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Paul Chadwick, 34, of Lowlands Road in Bolton-le-Sands, admitted killing his partner Lisa Clay, 40, and 6 year old son Joseph Chadwick at the family home on April 9th 2013 when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last month

He has been sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 under the Mental Health Act 1983.

He is also subject to a restriction order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Police went to Lowlands Road following a call from a family member who had been trying to get hold of the Chadwicks.

Once inside the house they found the body of Joseph in his bedroom, and Lisa in the hallway.

Paul Chadwick was also inside the house and had received a number of self-inflicted injuries for which he required hospital treatment.

Detective Supt Paul Withers, from the Force Major Investigation Team said:

“This was an absolutely tragic case involving the death of a woman and a young child in horrific circumstances and while we will probably never know exactly why Paul Chadwick did what he did I am satisfied with today’s sentence and pleased the family were spared the ordeal of a trial.

“Our thoughts remain with those affected by this most appalling case.”

Man admits killing partner and son in Lancashire

Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Credit: Lancashire Police

A man has pleaded guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility to the manslaughter of his partner and son.

Paul Chadwick, 34, of Lowlands Road in Bolton le Sands, admitted killing his partner Lisa Clay, 40, and 6 year old son Joseph Chadwick at the family home on April 9th 2013 when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.

He will be sentenced on October 30th.

Police attended Lowlands Road following a call from a family member who had been trying to get hold of the Chadwicks. Once inside the house they found the body of Joseph in his bedroom,

and Lisa in the hallway. Paul Chadwick was also inside the house and had received a number of self-inflicted injuries for which he required hospital treatment.

Detective Supt Andy Murphy, from the Force Major Investigation Team said: “This was an absolutely tragic case involving the death of a woman and a young child in horrific circumstances and while we will probably never know exactly why

Paul Chadwick did what he did I am satisfied with today’s guilty plea which at least spares the families the ordeal of a trial.

“Our thoughts remain with those affected by this most appalling case.”

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Man charged with murdering mother and son

Lisa Clay and 6 year old Joseph Chadwick.

A 34 year old man has been charged with with two counts of murder after a mother and her son were found dead at their home in Lancashire.

Paul Chadwick, 34, of Lowlands Road in Bolton-le-Sands, is charged with killing 40 year old Lisa Clay and 6 year old Joseph Chadwick.

Police discovered the bodies of Lisa and Joseph on Tuesday 9 April. A home office post mortem examination revealed that both died from multiple stab wounds.

Chadwick will appear at Preston Magistrates tomorrow.

Headteacher's tribute to six-year-old killed in Lancashire

"We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Joseph and his mother.

"Joseph had only attended our school for a few months, but within that time he had endeared himself to us as a lovely, lively boy, full of fun, and quickly making friends in his year group.

"When pupils return to school after the Easter break, we will make sure that they are given all the help and support they need to come to terms with this news.

"The thoughts and prayers of all of us – pupils, parents, staff and governors – are with Joseph and his family at this very sad time."

– Tim Cross, headteacher at Bolton-le-Sands CE Primary

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First picture of mother and son killed in Lancashire

41-year-old Lisa Clay and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick Credit: Police

Police have confirmed the names of a mother and son found dead at a house in Bolton-le-Sands as 41-year-old Lisa Clay and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick.

A post-mortem examination carried out last night revealed that they both died from multiple stab wounds.

Mother and son identified by police

Police have confirmed the names of a mother and son found dead at a house in Bolton-le-Sands as 41-year-old Lisa Clay and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick.

A post-mortem examination carried out last night revealed that they both died from multiple stab wounds.

The investigation continues and a 34-year-old man remains in a serious condition at the Royal Preston Hospital. He is under arrest on suspicion of murder.

Tributes for mother and son found dead in Lancashire

Flowers have been left outside the house where a mother and son were found dead. Credit: Amy Welch

Flowers have been left outside the house where a mother and son were found dead in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire yesterday.

They have been named locally as Lisa Clay and her six-year-old son Joseph.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The post-mortem examination results are expected today.

Mother and son found dead in Lancashire named locally

The house where the mother and son were found Credit: ITV Granada

A mother and son who were found dead in Lancashire have been named locally as Lisa Clay and her six-year-old son Joseph.

Police discovered the bodies at a house in Bolton-le-Sands yesterday.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The post-mortem examination results are expected today.

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