Caroline Kayll: murder charge for man arrested in Scotland after cross-border manhunt | #teacher | #children | #kids

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a teacher in England after police picked him up near a Scottish city.

The 49-year-old has now been charged over the death of a teacher in Northumberland and the attempted murder of a teenager.

Northumbria Police said Caroline Kayll, 47, was attacked at an address in Linton on the evening of Sunday November 15 and died in hospital days later.

A 15-year-old was also taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and was later discharged.

Robson, of Wallsend, will appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police said the investigation into the circumstances around the incident is ongoing.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Graeme Barr 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 appreciate the impact that 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.”

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 school 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.”

DI Barr added: “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.

“I’d like to thank those who have come forward with information to assist us with this case and would appeal for anyone with further information who has yet to do so to get in touch.”

Anyone who believes they may be able to assist police is asked to report online at the Northumbria Police website, quoting log 421 19/11/20.

Members of the public can also call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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