Brother double-murder charge

John Jenkin, 23 and from Cumbria, has been charged with the murder of his mother and sister. Kathryn Jenkin, 20 and from Aberdare, and her mother Alice McMeekin, 58, were found on Saturday.

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Brother charged after Aberdare woman found dead

The brother of a woman from Aberdare found dead in Cumbria on Saturday has been charged with her murder.

23-year-old John Jenkin, of Millom, has been charged with the murder of his 58-year-old mother, Alice McMeekin, and sister, Kathryn Jenkin, 20, who is from Aberdare.

On Saturday 8 June 2013, at 8:39am police were called to a property in Newton Street where Mrs McMeekin and Miss Jenkin were tragically found dead with head injuries. The family dog was also found dead.

John Jenkin was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly afterwards.

He will appear at Furness District Magistrates court this morning.

John Jenkin is related to the victims, he is the son of Alice McMeekin and the brother of Kathryn Jenkin.

– Cumbria Police

Aberdare woman found dead in Cumbria

A woman from Aberdare has been found dead in Cumbria, police say. Officers were called to Newton Street, Millom, on Saturday morning, where they found the body of 58-year-old Alice McMeekin and another woman, believed to be 20-year-old Kathryn Jenkin from Aberdare.

Cumbria Constabulary say a 23-year-old man from Millom, who is believed to be related to the women, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

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