SPALDING MURDER TRIAL: Child protection board launches ‘Serious Case Review’ after Edwards killing

Katie Edwards of Spalding.
Katie Edwards of Spalding.

An investigation has started into the care and supervision given to Katie Edwards (13) who was murdered by two teenagers at her home.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), made up of people from civic, law enforcement and justice bodies in the county, has opened a “Serious Case Review” on child protection issues surrounding Katie’s murder and that of mum Liz Edwards (49).

The pair were brutally stabbed as they slept inside their home in Dawson Avenue, Spalding, between April 13 and 15 this year.

LSCB has acted a day after a 15-year old girl, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of both murders at the end of a six-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Chris Cook, chairman of the LSCB, said: “Our sympathies are very much with friends and families who have been devastated by this tragic event.

“We can confirm that a Serious Case Review has been commissioned into this case, but we can’t comment further until the review has been completed when the findings will be published.”