A MAN has been charged with the murder of his parents after they were found stabbed to death 15 miles from each other.
William Warrington, 40, has today been charged with the murder of Clive Warrington, 67, and ex-wife Valerie, 73.
Police were first scrambled to Cheltenham, Gloucs, at around 6.25am on Wednesday following reports of a serious assault.
Officers discovered the body of Clive, who had been stabbed to death.
Valerie was also found with knife wounds after police attended her home in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.
Cops said they attended her address amid concerns for her welfare.
Gloucestershire Police also said Clive and Valerie were previously married but had divorced.
Warrington has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
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Superintendent Roddy Gosden said: "Family members have been informed and our thoughts go out to them at this devastating time. They are now receiving support from specially trained officers.
"Cordons will remain in place in a number of areas over the coming days as officers continue their investigation.
"We are appealing for anyone who may have information which could assist us to please come forward.
"This has been a challenging situation and we will be providing support to officers and all those who have been impacted by these incidents.
"Understandably people will be shocked to hear that two lives have been lost in such a tragic way.
"Over the coming days, officers will be in the local communities to provide reassurance and we would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to us."
Anyone with information can call police on 101.
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