09/07/2012

45-Year-Old Questioned Over Parents Shooting

The son of a couple shot dead in their Greater Manchester home is still being questioned on suspicion of murder.

68-year-old Bob Seddon, and wife Patricia, 65, were found by police at their home in Clough Avenue, Sale, on Friday.

The couple’s son, 45-year-old Nic Seddon, was arrested at his home in Seaham, County Durham, the following day.

Greater Manchester Police said it was conducting a "dynamic, fast-paced investigation" into the double shooting.

Officers were called to the house at about 16:35 BST following a concern for welfare of the occupants of the house.

Post-mortem examinations showed the pair had died from gunshot wounds.

Forensic tests are being carried out on the weapon that was used to kill the pair, which was found in the house by officers.

Speaking about the murder investigation, Supt Simon Retford said: "What happened appears to be isolated but this is a dynamic, fast-paced investigation and we are not leaping to any conclusions.

"The fact remains that there has been a double tragedy and our thoughts are with the families affected at this terrible time."

(H/GK)


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