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.
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.