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Two teens charged with murder of dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and daughter Katie

By Ryan Wilkinson

Published 18/04/2016

Victim: Elizabeth Edwards
Victim: Elizabeth Edwards

Two 14-year-olds have been charged with murder following the deaths of two people in Lincolnshire.

The bodies of a woman and a girl were discovered at a property on Dawson Avenue in Spalding on Friday afternoon.

Police have not formally identified the bodies, but believe the deceased to be 49-year-old school dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

Relatives of the victims have paid tribute, with a teenage friend of Katie describing her as being "like a sister" and Ms Edwards as a second mother.

Ms Edwards' partner Graham Green wrote on his Facebook page: "My babe has gone but you will always in my heart forever and ever and ever.

"The lady meant the world to me she was my rock. Katie so young lots of good times in front of us been taken away R.I.P."

The suspects, whose genders have not been revealed, have both been remanded to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court today.

Post-mortem examinations on the victims are due to be carried out soon. One resident living close to the victims' home in Dawson Avenue said she saw Ms Edwards on Tuesday. "She was a lovely lady, very friendly and I knew her quite well," said the neighbour, who preferred not to be named. "She was quite well-known because she worked at a primary school and what has happened is just unbelievable. Katie was lovely too, but very quiet."

In a statement on Saturday Superintendent Paul Timmins said the deaths had understandably generated a great deal of local concern.

He said: "I would like to make clear this type of crime is extremely rare. Indeed, we believe this is a completely isolated incident.

"This is very much an active investigation that is in its early stages and police would like people not to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding it.

"We're looking at a number of lines of enquiry and doing our utmost to get to the bottom of what has happened."

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