Son charged over stabbing of parents in Blackburn

A teenager has been charged with the murder of his father and attempted murder of his mother in Lancashire, police have said.

Jordan Ryan, 18, of Heys Close, Blackburn will appear at Preston Crown Court on 18 June.

Police were called to the house at about 07:50 BST on 7 October.

Neil Ryan, 46, was found dead at the scene. His wife Debbie, 41, was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment and is recovering at home.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Ryan died of a single stab wound.

Jordan Ryan was initially arrested a short time after the incident and has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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