BREAKING NEWS: Family’s anguish over mother and daughter deaths in Wath

Police outside a property on Sandygate at Wath where two bodies were discovered
Police outside a property on Sandygate at Wath where two bodies were discovered

Relatives of a mother and daughter who are suspected to have been murdered have spoken of their devastation.

The bodies of Jean Redfern, 67, and her daughter, Sarah Redfern, 33, were discovered at a bungalow in Sandygate, Wath, at around 7pm on Monday night.

Peter Redfern, 70, has been charged with two counts of murder and was due to appear at Rotherham Magistrates court today.

In a statement, a relative of the two women said: “The family of Jean and Sarah are devastated by the news of their deaths.

“Jean was a much loved sister and aunt. Sarah was a wonderful, kind and loving niece and cousin.

“We are at a loss to know why they died, but ask as a family that we are allowed to grieve and try to come to terms with what has happened.”

Post mortem results have revealed that Jean Redfern suffered asphyxiation and Sarah Redfern died from severe head injuries.