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Man (21) accused of killing gran and aunt

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murders of his grandmother and aunt.

Lee Browne is accused of stabbing to death Maureen Allen (79) and Geraldine Allen (57) at the home they all shared in Fulwood, Preston.

Post-mortem examinations showed both victims suffered multiple stab wounds.

Officers discovered their bodies at about 2am on Monday when they were called to reports of a fire at the semi-detached bungalow in Longfield.

The accused is the grandson of Maureen Allen and nephew of Geraldine Allen.

The two women have yet to be formally identified.

The 79-year-old had lived at the property for more than 25 years and her daughter, who acted as her carer, and her grandson moved in later.

Maureen Allen's son Tony and two female family members left flowers outside the bungalow.

Speaking of his mother, Mr Allen said: "She was a beautiful person, a loving person.

"There was nobody that could fault her.

"We can't understand why. It's a big question."

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