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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Son charged with Millom murders taken to Barrow court

THE case of a Millom man who has been charged with murdering his mother and sister in their home has been heard in a Barrow court for the first time.

 John Jenkin, 23, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of animal cruelty.

 Jenkin arrived at Furness Magistrates' Court but did not appear for the hearing as the court heard he was deemed a 'risk' to himself and potentially to others.

Seven of Jenkin's friends sat at the back of court in what they said was a show of support.

No plea was entered and a bail holding will take place on Wednesday in Preston Crown Court with a preliminary hearing date set for June 28.

 At 8.39 am on Saturday morning, police were called an incident at property in Millom, where two people were found dead inside with head injuries.

The family dog was also found dead.

Police have confirmed the women who died as Alice McMeekin, 58, of Newton Street, Millom, and her 20-year-old daughter Katie Jenkin, of Aberdare, however, Miss Jenkin is yet to be formally identified.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Duhig, leading the investigation said “A team of detectives are working on this investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this terrible time.

“Events such as these are rare in Cumbria and we are doing everything we can to ensure that the victims families are supported and the offender is brought to justice.”

Previous articles:
Millom man locked up for life for axing his mum and sister to death
Police to ask if Millom deaths could have been avoided
Friends speak of a ‘kind-hearted mummy’s boy’ from Millom
Millom killings ‘have made community closer’
Millom killer returned weapon to bedroom before he fled from the house
Court sets date for sentencing of Millom killer
Decision to discharge Millom killer defended by trust
Shock twist in Millom double murder hearing
Trial of Millom murder accused to start this week
Millom murder accused pleads not guilty
Millom murder accused case discussed in court today
Millom son accused of killing mother and sister appears in court
Cumbria murder accused has trial date put back after hearing in Preston
Man’s grim journey to Millom to identify girlfriend's body
Provisional trial date set for Millom double murder accused
Distraught Millom community unites in face of tragedy
Millom family ‘a key part of community’
Double Millom death inquest set to be opened

Have your say

was there any need for the paper to publish all the details though? i know a paper has a duty to report the news but some of the things that came out in court and were published in the mail are very disturbing both for family members and people who knew the victims. maybe a little bit of censorship or decorum would have been wise

Posted by sue on 1 April 2014 at 15:08

Good old Dane garth¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ clueless

Posted by barry jackson on 31 March 2014 at 14:11

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