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Man, 49, is charged with murder and attempted murder after school teacher, 47, was killed


Man, 49, is charged with murder and attempted murder after school teacher, 47, was killed in attack that also left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured

  • Caroline Kayll was assaulted alongside the teenager at around 8.55pm Sunday
  • Paul Robson, 49, has been charged with murder and attempted murder
  • He will appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on Monday 

Paul Robson, 49, of Wallsend, will appear before Bedlington Magistrates' Court

Paul Robson, 49, of Wallsend, will appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a school teacher was killed in an attack that left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured.   

Caroline Kayll, 47, was assaulted alongside the teenager at around 8.55pm on Sunday. 

Ms Kayll, who worked as a teacher at Atkinson House school, later died in hospital while the teenager suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Northumbria Police confirmed a man was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following the attack.

Paul Robson, 49, of Wallsend, will appear before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on Monday following the incident at an address in the village of Linton, Northumberland. 

Superintendent Paul Milner said: ‘In recent days our officers have been carrying out enquiries across the region and north of the border.

‘Those enquiries have now led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of Caroline’s murder and the serious assault of a teenage boy.

‘We want to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and at no point were they at risk.’ 

Ms Kayll had worked for a school which caters for children with social, emotional and mental health issues.

In a statement, the school in Seghill, Cramlington, 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.’  

Pictured: Caroline Kayll, who died in hospital after attack in Linton, Northumberland on November 15

Pictured: Caroline Kayll, who died in hospital after attack in Linton, Northumberland on November 15

On Thursday police released details of Paul Robson and said he was wanted in connection with the attack.

Those enquiries focused north of the border and – with support from Police Scotland – Robson was arrested outside of Glasgow on Friday.

An investigation into the circumstances around the incident has been ongoing.

Police have confirmed that Paul Robson has been charged with murder and attempted murder. 

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.

Northumbria Police confirmed a 49-year-old man was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following the attack. Pictured: Police at the scene on Friday

Northumbria Police confirmed a 49-year-old man was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following the attack. Pictured: Police at the scene on Friday

‘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.

‘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.

You can also call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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