Man, 49, is arrested on suspicion of murder after school teacher, 47, was killed in attack that also left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured
- Caroline Kayll was attacked alongside a teenage boy in Linton, Northumberland
- She died in hospital and boy suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries
- Police confirmed a man was arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of her murder
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a school teacher was killed following an attack which also left a teenage boy seriously injured.
Caroline Kayll, 47, was assaulted alongside a 15-year-old boy in the village of Linton, Northumberland at around 8.55pm on Sunday.
Ms Kayll, who worked as a teacher at Atkinson House school, later died in hospital while the teenager suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Northumbria Police tonight confirmed a 49-year-old man was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following the attack.
Pictured: Caroline Kayll, who died in hospital after attack in Linton, Northumberland on November 15
Superintendent Paul Milner said: ‘In recent days our officers have been carrying out enquiries across the region and north of the border.
‘Those enquiries have now led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of Caroline’s murder and the serious assault of a teenage boy.
‘We want to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and at no point were they at risk.’
Ms Kayll had worked for a school which caters for children with social, emotional and mental health issues.
Northumbria Police tonight confirmed a 49-year-old man was arrested near Glasgow on suspicion of murder following the attack. Pictured: Police at the scene on Friday
In a statement, the school in Seghill, Cramlington, said: ‘Our school community is saddened to hear the news of Caroline’s passing.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.’
A 58-year-old man, arrested earlier this week on suspicion of assisting an offender, has since been released under investigation, police added.
Anyone with information can contact officers on the Northumbria Police website quoting log 421 of November 19, by calling 101, or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.