Serious case review following killing of mother and daughter

Elizabeth Edwards and 13-year-old Katie Edwards were found in their beds Credit: Family Handout

There is to be a serious case review into the deaths of a mother and daughter from Spalding who were murdered as they slept in their beds.

A 15-year-old girl was found guilty of murdering dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and 13-year-old Katie Edwards, following a five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

The pair were stabbed through the throat and smothered in their beds at their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire in April.

The girl carried out the killings with her boyfriend - who also pleaded guilty.

The teenagers, who were both 14 at the time, are thought to be Britain's youngest couple to ever be convicted of murder.

Today authorities in Lincolnshire confirmed a report has been commissioned into their deaths.

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