Seaham man charged with murdering makes first appearance in court

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A BUSINESSMAN has appeared in court accused of murdering his parents.

Nic Seddon is said to have shot his dad Bob, 68, and mum Patricia, 65, at their home in Sale, Manchester.

They were found on the afternoon of Friday, July 6, when police forced their way in to the house after concerns from neighbours.

A post-mortem examination showed both died of a single gunshot wound.

In addition to the two counts of murder, Seddon, from Seaham, is charged with two charges of attempted murder, which are linked to an incident on March 20 when the car he was driving, carrying the couple and their 16-year-old grandson Daniel, crashed into the Bridgewater Canal in the city.

Businessman Seddon, whose real first name is Stephen, appeared before Manchester Magistrates’ Court and was asked to confirm his age and address.

The 45-year-old replied he was at Pendelton Police Station, telling the court he was of no fixed abode when they queried if he lived at Benevente Street, Seaham.

The case was adjourned to Manchester Crown on Monday and the father-of-three was remanded in custody.

As he was taken down to the cells he shouted: “I’m an innocent man. I’ve been set up.”