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Garforth man charged over partner and daughter deaths

Sarah Laycock and Abigail Miller
Image caption Sarah Laycock and daughter Abigail were found dead at their home last year

A 38-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his partner and their eight-year-old daughter.

John Miller is accused of killing Sarah Laycock, 31, and Abigail Miller at the family home on Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, near Leeds, in January 2012.

Mr Miller, also faces six counts of assault on two paramedics, three police officers and a member of the public at Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve.

He was remanded in custody by Leeds magistrates until Thursday.

He will next appear at the city's crown court.

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