Bolton-le-Sands mother and son found dead are named

Lisa Clay and Joseph Chadwick
Image caption Lisa Clay and Joseph Chadwick were found dead at the house on Tuesday morning

A mother and son who were stabbed to death at a house in Lancashire have been named by police.

Lisa Clay, 41, and six-year-old Joseph Chadwick were found at the house on Lowlands Road in Bolton-le-Sands, near Lancaster, on Tuesday morning.

A 34-year-old man believed to be the child's father was found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Police said he was under arrest on suspicion of murder.

'Lively boy'

Post-mortem examinations carried out on both bodies showed they both died as a result of receiving multiple stab wounds.

Joseph was found in an upstairs bedroom of the house and his mother was discovered downstairs.

The head teacher of Bolton-le-Sands CE Primary, Tim Cross, paid tribute to the boy.

"Joseph had only attended our school for a few months, but within that time he had endeared himself to us as a lovely, lively boy, full of fun, and quickly making friends in his year group," he said.

"When pupils return to school after the Easter break, we will make sure that they are given all the help and support they need to come to terms with this news.

"The thoughts and prayers of all of us - pupils, parents, staff and governors - are with Joseph and his family at this very sad time."

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites