Hadlow stab deaths: Jack Ralph in court on murder charges

Police at scene
Image caption Margaret Harris and her daughter Sharon died at the house in Hadlow

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a mother and daughter in a village in Kent.

Jack Ralph, 28, is accused of killing Margaret Harris, 78, and her daughter Sharon, 55, at their home in Hadlow.

The pair were stabbed to death early on Saturday. Mr Ralph was arrested close to the scene, police said.

Mr Ralph, of Carpenters Lane, Hadlow, appeared via video link at Medway Magistrates' Court, where he was also charged with attempted murder.

Image caption Police also found David Harris who had suffered serious injuries

Kent Police said officers were called to a neighbouring house just after 07:40 BST on Saturday.

They found three people with serious injuries, "consistent with stab wounds".

The two women died at the scene. Mrs Harris's husband David, also in his 70s, was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries. His condition is described as stable.

Mr Ralph will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

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