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Man charged with murder of his mother and sister

Man charged with murdering mother and sister Credit: GTV

A man has been charged with murdering his mother and sister in Millom in Cumbria.

The bodies of Alice McMeekin, 58, and her daughter Kathryn Jenkin, 20, were discovered yesterday with head injuries.

The family dog was also dead.

John Jenkin, 23, of Newton Street, Millom has been charged with murder. He has also been charged with Animal Cruelty.

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Murder investigation launched in Millom

Cumbria Police Statement:

At 8:39 am this morning police were called an incident at property in Millom, where two people were found dead inside.

An investigation has been launched and a man, aged 23 from Millom, was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

At this time, police do not suspect that anyone else was involved but are continuing to investigate.

Police are working to formally identify the two people.


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