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Mother and son laid to rest

A mother and son believed to have been killed in their home have been laid to rest after a funeral service in North Tyneside.

Family and friends turned out to pay their respects to Ray Patterson, who was 61, and his 82-year-old mother Clara at St Bartholomew's Church in Forest Hall today.

They were killed at their home in Benton on 11 February. Glen Patterson, their son and grandson, has been charged with their murder.


Glen Patterson court appearance coverage

Correspondent Gregg Easteal is covering the court appearance of Glen Patterson, the man accused of the murder of his father and grandmother. Follow Gregg on Twitter @GreggEastealITV

Man accused of murdering his father and grandmother remanded in custody

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering his father and his grandmother. Glenn Patterson, 25, appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court after being charged with the murder of Clara Patterson, 82, and Ray Patterson, 61.

Glen Patterson of Front Street, Benton, North Tyneside, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Newcastle Crown Court later this month.

Man due in court charged with murder of father and grandmother

A 25-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with the murders of his father and grandmother at their home on North Tyneside.

The bodies of the Clara Patterson, 82, and Ray Patterson, 61, were discovered at the house on Front Street in Benton on Tuesday evening.

Glen Patterson, of Front Street, Benton, has been charged with two counts of murder, and remanded in custody.


Appeal after woman assaulted in Benton

Police would like to speak to this man in relation to the assault Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after an assault in North Tyneside.

A 57-year-old woman was pushed over by a man in Asda on Whitley Road in Benton.

Officers have today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

Anyone who recognises this man is asked to contact police on 101.

Sixth arrest after Tyneside shooting

A sixth person has been arrested in connection with a shooting in North Tyneside. A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another 47-year-old man was shot on 14th December at 5pm outside the Wheatsheaf Pub, near the junction of Great Lime Road and Benton Lane, in Benton. His condition is not life threatening.

"There were people in the area and we need them to come forward with any information they might have about this attack.

"At this stage our enquiries indicate this was not a random incident and as such we do not believe there is a danger to the wider public.

"At this stage it appears the people involved are known to each other and it was an isolated incident. Additional patrols are taking place and anyone with any concerns should speak with their local officers."

– DCI Nicola Musgrove from the force's Major Crime Team

A 42-year-old man and a 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been bailed.

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder have also been bailed, as has a 25-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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