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Man charged with two murders


A 47-year-old man was yesterday charged with the murders of vicar John Suddards and retired teacher Betty Yates, police said.

Stephen Farrow will appear before North Avon magistrates today having been arrested in Folkestone, Kent, on Sunday following a tip-off from the public after Avon and Somerset Police launched a nationwide manhunt.

Mr Suddards, 59, was found stabbed to death at his home in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, on February 14, while Mrs Yates, 77, was also knifed to death at her cottage in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 2 January.