Man charged with murders

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The Independent Online
A MAN was charged last night with murdering a mathematics lecturer and his teacher wife in Southsea, Hampshire. Mohamed Amine Akanour, 24, will appear in court in Portsmouth this morning.

Dr Barry Taylor, a mathematics lecturer at Portsmouth University, and his wife Janet were found in their semi-detached home after worried neighbours called police.

The body of Mrs Taylor, 46, was in a cupboard and her injured husband in a hallway. He was taken to hospital where he died. The family's dog was found dead upstairs.

The news was broken to the couple's daughter Jenny, a student at Birmingham University, and council social services called in counsellors to help pupils at the school where Mrs Taylor taught.