A man from Seaham who has been arrested in connection with the murder of a couple near Manchester is believed to be their son.
Nic Seddon, 45, is a businessman who is a member of the North East Chamber of Commerce.
Police are questioning him in connection with the murder of Bob and Patricia Seddon.
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