Three more arrested in murder probe

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THREE more arrests have been made as part of a investigation which has led to a son being charged with murdering his parents.

Bob Seddon, 68, and wife Patricia, 65, were found dead from gunshot wounds at their home in Sale, Manchester, on Friday, July 6, after neighbours raised concerns about their welfare.

Their 46-year-old son, Stephen Seddon, who is also known as Nic, has been charged with their murder, along with two other counts of attempted murder, which relates to an incident in March when the couple were in a BMW hire car being driven by him when it crashed into a canal in the city.

Seddon, a father-of-three from Benevente Street, in Seaham, is on remand awaiting trial in the New Year.

The businessman, who is originally from Manchester and has previously lived at Seaham’s Parkside Estate, has already denied all charges and will next appear before Manchester Crown Court on November 2. Police have now arrested three more people in connection with the investigation.

Two men, aged 49 and 33, and a 39-year-old woman have been arrested in the Darlington area of County Durham and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and fire arms offences.

They have been bailed until Tuesday, November 27, as inquiries continue. Three others from Seaham, who were arrested last month, have also been rebailed as inquiries continue.

A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, and a 55-year-old man and 36-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, will next answer bail on Monday, 29 October.