Died 23rd March 2016

Lynne Freeman (46) and Jodie Betteridge (30) died in Redcar, Cleveland on 23rd March 2016 in attacks less than a mile away from each other.

Cleveland Police have charged a man with their murder.

One of the women was reported to have been attacked at an address in Mapleton Crescent, Redcar, at 8.45pm. Just seven minutes later, at 8.52pm, a second report was received from a member of the public that a woman was being violently assaulted in Byland Close. One woman was reported to have been disabled.

Ms Freeman was mother and grandmother and an active volunteer in her church. Ms Betteridge was also reported to be a devoted mother.

Note: This report was drawn from the BBC and the Mirror.

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