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Spalding double murder: First pictures of dinner-lady mum and daughter, 13, found 'stabbed to death' in home

Mirror Mirror 16/04/2016 By Nick Dorman

© Provided by Mirror These are the first pictures of a dinner-lady and her 13-year-old daughter found dead in their home as police launched a murder investigation.

Officers found the bodies of Liz Edwards and daughter Katie at the semi-detached house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Friday lunchtime.

Sources have claimed they had both been stabbed but police have not confirmed this.

Shocked residents said Liz, originally from Edinburgh, was a dinner-lady at nearby St Paul's Primary School less than half a mile from her home on Dawson Avenue.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of Liz and Katie Edwards but Lincolnshire Police refused to confirm on what charge.

A spokeswoman also declined to confirm the ages of those arrested.

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Liz's partner Graham Green posted a heartbreaking image of the couple on Facebook with the message: "My babe has gone but you will always in my heart forever and ever and ever r.i.p"

Helena Coalho, a friend of Katie's, wrote in reply: "I wish they just came back i miss them so much katie was like a sister to my and her mum was like a second mother to me

Graham added: "I miss then to (sic) i want then back to me and liz had so many plans to make. my love has gone and her daughter she was 13 both lifes gone."

Relative Mary Cottingham also posted a picture tribute to Liz and Katie on her Facebook page.

She later commented: "Still in shock cant believe they are gone. I love them so much I need my mum."

Another relative Peter Edwards added: "Grieving for souls that are still alive but not there is the hards (sic) hurtful feeling any one can go thro"

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Neighbours said they heard "arguments" at the family address earlier this week and the sound of glass smashing.

As police continued their investigations at the address, a small window with a broken pane had been removed from the ground floor.

Leaving a floral tribute, neighbour Devon Baxter, 18, said: "I used to talk to the mum because she was a dinner lady at my old school.

"She was a very nice lady and I have never seen her do anything wrong."

"As far as I know she has always lived at the house on her own with the two girls.

"One of the girls went to a local comprehensive school and the other girl was a few years younger.

Superintendent Paul Timmins, of Lincolnshire Police, said the deaths had understandably generated a great deal of local concern and upset.

Confirming that forensic inquiries were continuing at the property in Dawson Avenue, the officer said: "I would like to make clear that this type of crime is extremely rare.

"Indeed, we believe this is a completely isolated incident.

"There is still a lot of police activity in the area and extra officers in the neighbourhood and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to please talk to our officers."

Mr Timmins added: "This is very much an active investigation that is in its early stages and police would like people not to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding it.

"We are looking at a number of lines of inquiry and doing our utmost to get to the bottom of what has happened."

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to hear from anyone in the area of Dawson Avenue from Wednesday at 12pm to the same time yesterday and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or that they think may be relevant to the inquiry."

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