Murder suspect in canal plunge probe

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POLICE are to reinvestigate a road accident involving murder suspect Nic Seddon and his parents.

Officers in Greater Manchester confirmed to the Echo that a fresh investigation is under way into how the BMW, driven by Seddon and in which his parents were travelling, plunged into a canal.

Seddon, of Seaham, is being questioned by police after his father Bob, and mother Patricia were discovered shot dead at their home in Sale, Manchester.

Detectives were yesterday granted another 36 hours to interview the 45-year-old, giving them until about midnight tonight.

Seddon was arrested at his home in Benevente Street, Seaham, on Saturday night, following the discovery of his parents’ bodies.

Unemployed Seddon was nominated for a Pride of Britain Award after he helped rescue the couple when the hire car he was driving veered into the canal in Greater Manchester in March this year.

Patricia, 65, who had needed round-the-clock care from Bob following a brain haemorrhage last year, was resuscitated after the crash by firefighters.

On Friday, Patricia’s body was found on the floor of their three-bedroomed home in Clough Avenue, with Bob, 68, discovered dead in a chair. A gun was recovered nearby.

A post mortem found both died from a single shot.

Controversial Manchester businessman Paul Massey, who had taken on Seddon as a campaign manager as he ran for Mayor in Salford, said his friend had called him on Saturday in tears about his parents’ death.

Mr Massey said: “He’s a totally beautiful guy and would do anything for anybody.

“He doesn’t like trouble and he loves people.

“I speak from my heart.”

Seddon, whose business profile details sales jobs involving cars and his charity work, is a father-of-three and previously lived in Seaham’s Parkside Estate.

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