Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man held for shooting parents -- months after saving them

Father and son Bob and Nic Seddon
Father and son Bob and Nic Seddon

Tom Whitehead in Manchester

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his parents in their home -- months after helping save their lives in a road accident.

Nic Seddon (45) was held after Bob and Patricia Seddon were found dead from gunshot wounds.

The shooting on Friday came less than four months after a car containing the pensioners, their son and a teenage grandson, Daniel, fell into a canal in Manchester.

Nic Seddon, a sales manager, was driving the BMW hire car when he said it hit a brick in the road and careered into the water.

He freed himself and saved Daniel (16), who has special needs, before swimming back to help firefighters release his parents, who could not swim.

Traumas

The son was praised and nominated for a Pride of Britain Award.

Bob Seddon (68), a retired airport worker, and his 65-year-old wife were found dead at their home in Sale, Greater Manchester, after police received a phone call from a relative.

Officers initially suspected that Bob Seddon had shot his wife and then killed himself. The couple had been plagued by a series of family traumas. Four years ago their daughter, Lesley (40), died after she had an epileptic fit at the family home.

The pensioner then became full-time carer for his grandson but suffered a heart attack last year.

Then his wife had a brain haemorrhage, which left her needing regular care.

Mr Seddon had also apparently suffered flashbacks from the canal incident. (© Daily Telegraph, London).

Irish Independent

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