Saturday 20 January 2018

Man charged with OAP's stab murder

Sam Beattie

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder after an 84-year-old woman was found dead in her home and a nine-year-old boy was stabbed in a skate park.

Nathaniel Flynn, 26, of Prospect Mount, Shipley, West Yorkshire, is accused of stabbing to death retired teacher Louisa Denby, who lived at the same address and was believed to be his grandmother.

Police were called to the address on Monday night after reports that a nine-year-old boy, who has been named locally as Jason D'Arcy, was attacked in nearby Carnegie skate park.

Flynn has been charged with his attempted murder, West Yorkshire Police said tonight.

He has also been charged with possessing an offensive weapon and assault after police received information today about another incident in the Shipley area on Monday.

At 9.55pm in Stanley Street, Idle, a 59-year-old man was attacked outside his home with an iron bar, officers said.

He suffered a broken hand and required treatment at hospital, according to police.

Four other people who were arrested on suspicion of murder have now all been released without charge.

Flynn is due to appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning at 9.30am.

Mrs Denby was described by distraught neighbours as a "lovely woman" and "everyone's grandmother" as news of her death spread across the estate she lived on.

David Cameron later spoke during Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament of his shock at the attack.

Yesterday, police said the boy, who was stabbed in the skate park at about 4.40pm on Monday, was in a stable condition after he suffered chest and arm injuries and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

Press Association

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