Man charged with murder after teacher attacked at home and teen seriously injured

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A man has been charged after a teacher was murdered at her home and a teenager was seriously assaulted.

Paul Robson, 49, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack in Linton, Northumberland.

At about 8.55pm on November 15, Northumbria police received a report that English teacher Caroline Kayll, 47, and a 15-year-old had been assaulted inside an address.

Ms Kayll died in hospital while the teenager, who was not related to her, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Northumbria Police said on Twitter on Sunday: “A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with an attack on a woman and teenage boy at an address in the village of Linton.

“Paul Robson, 49, of Stanley Street in Wallsend, will appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on Monday (Nov 23).”

Detective Inspector Graeme Barr said: “A murder investigation is always tragic for those involved and our thoughts go out to the families at this very difficult time.

“We have had extra officers on patrol in the area concerned because we appreciate the impact can also have upon the wider community.

“We want to show the public that this incident is also being treated as an isolated incident and a man has now been charged in connection with the attack and Caroline’s death.

“I would urge members of the public to respect the active legal proceedings and refrain from speculating on social media, as this could potentially prejudice the case.

“I’d like to thank those who’ve come forward with information to assist us with this case and would appeal for anyone with further information – who has yet to do so – to get in touch.”