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Murder charge over death of mother and boy found at Bonnyrigg house

Janet Lockhart and her son Michael
Image caption The bodies of Janet Lockhart and her son Michael were discovered on Saturday

A man has been charged with murder after a mother and her son were found dead at a house in Midlothian.

The bodies of 29-year-old Janet Lockhart and two-year-old Michael were discovered in Bonnyrigg at 20:30 on Saturday.

Officers went to the house in South Chesters Lane after a "family acquaintance" raised concerns.

Police Scotland said on Monday evening that a 32-year-old man had been charged with murder.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Ch Insp Colin Brown said: "This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts are with the families who have been affected.

"We are grateful to the support we are receiving from the neighbours while we carry out our inquiries."

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