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Man in court over grandmother death

A 26-year-old man accused of murdering his 84-year-old grandmother and stabbing a nine-year-old boy in a skate park has been remanded in custody.

Nathaniel Flynn, 26, of Prospect Mount, Shipley, West Yorkshire, is accused of stabbing to death retired teacher Louisa Denby, who lived at the same address.

Police went to the house on Monday night as they were investigating the stabbing of a nine-year-old boy in nearby Carnegie skate park.

Mrs Denby suffered a number of stab wounds, officers said.

Flynn was arrested and charged with the murder of Mrs Denby on June 30 or July 1. He was charged with attempting to murder the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Flynn also faces charges of possessing an offensive weapon and assault following another incident on Monday in which a 59-year-old man was attacked with an iron bar outside his home in the Idle area of Bradford.

He stood in the glass-fronted dock at Bradford Magistrates' Court flanked by two security guards for a three-minute hearing.

In a quiet voice with what appeared to be an American accent, he spoke to confirm his personal details. He was wearing a blue jumper over a red T-shirt.

District Judge David Scanlon remanded Flynn in custody. He told him he will appear next before a judge at Bradford Crown Court on July 9.

On Thursday, police said the boy was in a stable condition after suffering chest and arm injuries and being airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

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