Appeal to trace Wallsend man after woman is murdered

A man is wanted in connection with a woman’s murder following an assault in Northumberland.

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 10:35 am
Police were called to an address in Foxcover, Linton, at about 8.55pm on November 15.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after Caroline Kayll sadly died in hospital.

Police were called to an address in Foxcover, Linton, at about 8.55pm on November 15 following a report of a disturbance.

Emergency services attended and found a 47-year-old woman and 15-year-old boy had been assaulted.

Caroline Kayll.

Ms Kayll was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and has since died.

The teenage boy suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries and has since been discharged from hospital. He is not related to Ms Kayll or the suspect.

Police released an image of a 49-year-old man, who the force wished to trace in connection with the incident. The man is known to Ms Kayll.

He is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build, bald and he wears glasses. He is believed to have travelled to Glasgow.

A 58-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Superintendent Paul Milner, of Northumbria Police, has offered reassurance that the attack is being treated as an isolated incident.

He said: “This has been a complex investigation that has seen officers carrying out inquiries across the region this week.

“We know that it has caused a great deal of concern, particularly the fact that a suspect in this case has not yet been arrested.

“I want to reassure you that this is being treated as an isolated incident and there is no information that suggests [the suspect] is a danger to the wider public.

“Extensive enquiries to locate him have continued in recent days and we are now appealing for help from the public to locate him.

“We would stress that this is a live murder investigation and an incredibly difficult time for Caroline’s family and the teenage boy injured in the attack.

“We would urge people not to speculate on any of the circumstances as it could hinder our investigation.

“Anyone who has information that could assist our investigation, or knows the location of the suspect, is asked to get in touch immediately.”

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, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.