Trial date set for 14-year-olds accused of murders of a mother and her daughter

Two 14-year-olds have made their first appearance at crown court after being charged with murder.

The boy and girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are accused of killing 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

The victims were found dead at a property in Dawson Avenue, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Friday afternoon.

The accused both appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday afternoon, after previously appearing at the city's youth court earlier in the day.

The boy, wearing a navy blue jumper, and the girl, in grey, only spoke to confirm their names.

They have both been remanded into secure youth accommodation until a plea hearing on June 27.

A trial date has been set for October 17.