Man, 49, arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following death of woman in Northumberland

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Northumberland have made an arrest.

A man, 49, was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following an attack on a woman and teenage boy at an address in the village of Linton.

At about 8.55pm on Sunday, November 15 police received a report that a 47-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted inside an address on Foxcover.

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The woman, Caroline Kayll, died in hospital while the teenage boy suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

An arrest has been made. Picture: JPIMedia
An arrest has been made. Picture: JPIMedia

On Thursday, police released details of a man wanted in connection with the attack.

Those enquiries focused in Glasgow and now police have confirmed that a man has been arrested near to the city. He remains in police custody.

Superintendent Paul Milner, of Northumbria Police, said: “In recent days our officers have been carrying out enquiries across the region and north of the border.

“Those enquiries have now led to an arrest on suspicion of Caroline’s murder and the serious assault of a teenage boy.

“We want to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and at no point were they at risk.

“Enquiries into the circumstances leading up to this attack will continue but we would ask the public to avoid speculation.

“This is a live murder investigation and it is an incredibly difficult time for Caroline’s family and the teenage boy injured in the attack.

“They will continue to receive our full support while we would ask anyone who has information that could assist our investigation to get in touch.”

A 58-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender earlier this week has since been released under investigation.

Anyone who believes they may be able to assist police is asked to report online at the Northumbria Police website quoting log 421 19/11/20.

Police can also be contacted on 101 or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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