Spalding

Judge to decide if Spalding killers can be named by media

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A judge is set to decide whether Britain’s youngest ever double murderers jailed for killing Spalding dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie can be named in media reports.

As previously reported, the boy and girl, both now 15, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, November 10 for the double killings on Dawson Avenue in Spalding in April this year.

The court previously heard that the killings took place within minutes of one another, after they had planned the murders at McDonald’s days earlier.

Both victims were stabbed in the neck by the boy as they lay asleep in adjoining bedrooms at their home.

Following the horrific killings, the pair took a bath together to wash off the blood, before having sex and watching a Twilight vampire film.

The jail terms have since been referred to the Attorney General for being “unduly lenient”.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cove is now due to rule on an application to lift reporting restrictions at a hearing in London later today.


Take a look back at how the trial unfolded: