A man has been charged with murder after two bodies were found in a house in Benton.
Glen Patterson, 25, was arrested by police on Wednesday morning following the discovery of 61-year-old Ray Patterson and 82-year-old Clara Patterson inside a house in Front Street on Tuesday night.
Police said the deceased are believed to be the father and grandmother of the accused.
Glen Patterson, of Front Street in Benton, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court Thursday morning.
Results of post mortem examination were also expected on Thursday.