Tyne & Wear

Glen Patterson charged with murder of father and grandmother

Scene of double murder investigation in Benton
Image caption Police remain on duty outside the property in Benton

A man has been charged with the murder of his 61-year-old father and 82-year-old grandmother after their bodies were found at a house on North Tyneside.

The bodies of Ray Patterson and Clara Patterson were found at the detached house in Front Street, Benton, after reports of a man causing a disturbance.

Glen Patterson, 25, also of Front Street, Benton, was arrested at the scene at about 21:15 GMT on Tuesday.

He is due to appear before North Tyneside magistrates on Wednesday.

The results of post-mortem examinations are due later.

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