4th December 2020

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Caroline Kayll death: Man charged over teacher’s village murder

Caroline Kayll was killed last weekend.


A 49-year-old man has been charged with murdering school teacher Caroline Kayll. 

He was charged on Sunday with with murder and attempted murder, and is due to appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday, November 23).  

The 47-year-old was rushed to hospital after neighbours reported a disturbance, but she later died. 

A 15-year-old boy also suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, during the incident.

The pair were not related.  Ms Kayll worked as a teacher at Atkinson House school which caters for children with social, emotional and mental health issues. 

In a statement, the centre, which is in Seghill, said: “Our school community is saddened to hear the news of Caroline’s passing.  

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.” 

Detective Inspector Graeme Barr from Northumbria Police said: “A murder investigation is always tragic for those involved and our thoughts go out to the families at this very difficult time.  

“We have had extra officers on patrol in the area concerned because we appreciated the impact this kind of incident can also have upon the wider community. 

“We want to reassure the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident and a man has now been charged in connection with the attack and Caroline’s death.  

“I would urge members of the public to respect the active legal proceedings and refrain from speculating on social media, as this could potentially prejudice the case.” 




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